An interview is required for admission. The most competitive applicants will be invited for on-campus interviews, which are held August through February.
Applying and interviewing for a graduate program is stressful enough, so we try to make the DMU interview day as relaxed and informative as possible. Your interview day will include:
Appropriate attire for interview day is professional/business.
Interviewees are normally informed of an admission decision within 4 weeks after the interview.
Get more tips for a successful interview.
For those flying into Des Moines, the Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is located 7 miles from campus. Many hotels offer free airport shuttles, and some even offer a free or discounted shuttle to DMU. Please be sure to inquire about transportation options directly with the hotel. For students driving to Des Moines, parking on campus is limited, but free, and we encourage you to park in the ramp.
Driving directions and campus map
While DMU does not provide hotel rooms for candidates, several area hotels do offer discounted rates for DMU guests. Please inquire about the possibility of a DMU discount when making hotel reservations.
Please note: First-time entering students may apply to only one Des Moines University clinical program at a time (includes D.O., D.P.M., PA and D.P.T.). Multiple applications will not be accepted or processed.