Students enrolling in DMU’s doctor of osteopathic medicine or doctor of podiatric medicine programs may pursue a dual degree leading to a master of science in anatomy.

This option lets students combine the expertise gained in the master’s degree program with their clinical knowledge and practice, helping their patients and enhancing their professional options and career.

How to apply for a dual degree

  • Students apply for enrollment in the master’s program during the first year of their clinical program.
  • If accepted, they begin the master’s curriculum the following June.


PrerequisitesCredit hours
Advanced standing core coursesCredit hours
Gross Anatomy6.5
Cell and Tissue Biology3
Core anatomy courseCredit hours
Human Development2
Core total13.5
Other required coursesCredit hours
Advanced Dissections2
Teaching in Anatomy4
Fall Seminar1
Spring Seminar1
CE Preparation2
Biostatistics and Research3
Other required total13
Electives (6 credit hours minimum)Credit hours
Problem-Based Anatomy1
Cranial Nerves1
Coronary Circulation1
Tools for Teaching1
Literature Review3