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 (non-thesis track) 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 (non-thesis track) during the first year of their clinical program.
  • If accepted, they begin the master's curriculum the following June.


Prerequisites Credit hours
Biochemistry 4
Physiology 6.5
Total 10.5
Advanced standing core courses Credit hours
Gross Anatomy 6.5
Cell and Tissue Biology 3
Neuroanatomy 2
 Total 11.5
Core anatomy course Credit hours
Human Development 2
Core total 13.5
Other required courses Credit hours
Advanced Dissections 2
Teaching in Anatomy 4
Fall Seminar 1
Spring Seminar 1
CE Preparation 2
Biostatistics and Research 3
Other required total 13
Electives (6 credit hours minimum) Credit hours
Problem-Based Anatomy 1
Cranial Nerves 1
Coronary Circulation 1
Tools for Teaching 1
Literature Review 3
Research 1-3
Total 32.5
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