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:

  • A one-on-one interview so we can learn about you, hear your interests and discover what you want out of a physical therapy program.
  • Lunch and a campus tour led by current students. We want you to know as much as possible about our program, and our students are glad to share their thoughts with you.
  • Meeting with faculty and staff to learn more about the program.

Appropriate attire for interview day is professional/business.

Interviewees are normally informed of an admission decision within 4 weeks after the interview.

Get moreĀ tips for a successful interview.

Traveling to Des Moines

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

Staying in Des Moines

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.