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.


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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