Midwives College of Utah was founded in 1980 originally known as the Utah School of Midwifery and is one of the longest standing and largest direct-entry midwifery colleges in the country. MCU was founded by Dianne Bjarnson as the demand for quality, accessible midwifery education continued to escalate.
Midwives College of Utah is accredited by the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) which is a nationally approved accreditation body by the U.S. Secretary of Education via the Department of Education (DOE).
Defining a midwife depends on what part of the world you live. The American College of Nursing Midwives (ACNM) defines a certified nurse midwife (CNM) as a professional that provides "general women’s health care throughout a woman’s lifespan. These services include general health check-ups and physical exams; pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care; well woman gynecologic care; and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. CNMs are able to prescribe a full range of substances, medications, and treatments, including pain control medications”.
In the United States, there are two types of midwives: nurse midwives and direct-entry midwives. A nurse midwife is a professional trained in both midwifery and nursing. On the other hand, a direct-entry midwife are not always trained as nurses prior to training to become midwives. In either case, at the completion of an MCU degree program a student will be eligible to apply for a national credential known as a CPM or Certified Professional Midwife.
The online division of MCU is best suited for students that are self-directed learners, independent, have ready access to clinical opportunities, and are able to travel to clinical sites domestically and internationally.
The Midwives College of Utah online program is custom-designed for students that need the flexibility and flexibility that comes with learning online. Students are able to complete clinical training with an MCU approved preceptor that may or may not require travel based on your area of residence and the preceptor’s geographic area.
As an accredited college, MCU has access to federal aid to help students with paying for college. In addition to federal financial aid, students may consider applying for school-based scholarships & grants, private grants, private scholarships, and student loans as the situation dictates. Obtain admissions and disclosures about MCU at midwifery.edu or by requesting information via MatchCollege.
The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.
Health and Clinical Professions
Direct Entry Midwifery
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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
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Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||75%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||50%||$4,599|
|Receiving Student Loans||75%||$8,246|