Master of Science in Anatomy

Focused on you and your goals

High-quality, engaging and in-depth: DMU's M.S.A. program will give you anatomical expertise and options for using it.

Des Moines University’s Master of Science in Anatomy Program provides students with extensive knowledge in the anatomical sciences and the ability to apply, communicate and teach that knowledge. Excellent faculty and facilities, one-to-one mentorship and a focus on students’ goals and success are big advantages.

The DMU Advantage:

The DMU Advantage:

Gain

comprehensive knowledge of the human body

Develop

strong teaching and presentation skills

Prepare

for excellent professional programs

Engage

closely with classmates and world-class faculty

Program Highlights

The program is designed to be completed in 24 months but can be completed on a part-time basis in up to five years. Students gain comprehensive knowledge in the four disciplines of anatomy: gross anatomy, cell and tissue biology, neuroanatomy and human development.

  • Learn from the best

    The DMU M.S.A. faculty are excellent educators who are committed to helping students achieve their academic and career goals. They also have diverse interests and areas of expertise; several have active research endeavors in areas including evolutionary sciences, comparative anatomy and forensics. The relatively small size of the program means you will benefit from the personal attention and professional guidance of these experts.
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  • Service and support

    The anatomy students at DMU are great ambassadors for the sciences as well as for the University. They serve as teaching assistants for students in other programs. They participate in campus events and volunteer in the community, including at local schools.

  • Advantageous option

    The M.S.A. program, offered by the College of Osteopathic Medicine, will prepare you for a variety of career paths. Students who want to work in education gain extensive experience in teaching and presenting. For students who want to become health care providers, the M.S.A. degree is a plus on applications for professional programs.

  • Dual degree

    The program is available as a dual degree for students in DMU’s osteopathic and podiatric medical degree programs. The M.S.A. program can improve students’ board exam scores and applications for competitive residencies.
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Meet Your Faculty

We are committed to training competent, passionate professionals. Our expert faculty make DMU a distinctive place to learn.

Cassie Donahue, Master of Science in Anatomy

“I could not have chosen a better route to medicine. The MSA program is led by professionals at the top of their field, and the curriculum is set up in a way to let students gain extensive foundational knowledge.”

Cassie Donahue, M.S.A. student

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