WELCOME TO Midwives College of Utah

Student-centered, affordable, distance education programs for current and future CPMs

Available Programs

Whether you’re ready to enroll in a degree seeking program or want to take courses on a continuing education basis, Midwives College of Utah offers professional midwifery development opportunities in a user-friendly, interactive learning platform. 

Undergraduate Courses

MCU’s Bachelor of Science in Midwifery (BSM) program, the CPM-to-BSM program are undergraduate pathways that meet and exceed the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council’s (MEAC) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) requirements. Our programming is flexible, affordable, and student-centered.

Graduate Courses

MCU’s Master of Science in Midwifery (MSM) program provides coursework in research methodologies, professional development topics, critical studies in midwifery care, and fieldwork-based experiential learning. The graduate program is designed for midwives looking to obtain advanced skills in one or more of our four areas of program distinction: midwifery research, midwifery outreach, midwifery policy, and midwifery education.

Continuing Education

MCU provides evidence-based academic and clinical training on a variety of topics for maternal and infant health providers, parents, and individuals interested in informed and empowered health care choices. Several courses offer CEUs that count towards the Midwifery Bridge Certificate and CPM Recertification.

News & Blog

44 for 44: Safeguard Access to Midwifery Education

This year marks the 44th anniversary for the Midwives College of Utah, a milestone that carries profound significance. In honor of our school’s founder, Dianne Bjarnson, born in 1944, and the incredible journey we’ve undertaken together, we are launching a special fundraising campaign: “44 for 44.” All proceeds from this fundraising campaign support MCU’s Community Relief Fund (formerly titled...

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Birthing Excellence: MCU Conference & Skill Suites 2024

Birthing Excellence: MCU Conference & Skill Suites 2024

Save the date MCU! Birthing Excellence: MCU Conference & Skill Suites is happening April 22-29, 2024. The final details are still being ironed out but we currently plan to hold sessions in healthy newborn, marketing, NRP, midwife’s assistant training, IV skills, labor and birth complications, postpartum complications, doula training, insurance & billing, herbology, intermittent...

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Lakresha Ferguson Wins Dreambound Scholarship

Lakresha Ferguson Wins Dreambound Scholarship

Today we eagerly celebrate with MCU student Lakresha Ferguson on her receipt of the Dreambound Scholarship. The mission of the Dreambound Scholarship is to connect aspiring individuals with the right vocational training opportunities, helping people shape their dreams into reality. In an interview for Dreambound Lakresha reveals that after 10 years in a successful career in banking, she realized...

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Midwives College of Utah


Midwives College of Utah (MCU) provides an educational structure and an integrated learning environment for individuals to become midwives of technical expertise, professional excellence, and personal greatness—namely Midwives of Excellence.


MCU’s culture is inspired by the Midwives Model of Care, reflecting philosophies, skills and behavior in both the way we model and train our students.   What we teach and how we teach exemplifies what it means to be a midwife of excellence who is self-actualized and values courageous conversations and relationships built upon honesty and trust.  MCU delivers a Midwifery Model of Education; ultimately midwifing midwives through their educational journey and beyond.

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What can you expect

MCU is equal parts learning, equal parts experiencing

The program at MCU is divided into three phases:

Phase I Observe
Phase II Practice
Phase III Perfect

Distance Education

MCU is providing midwifery education wherever there is an internet connection! Our students are building electronic communities across platforms and geographies!

Community Leaders

Being a part of MCU means being a part of a community of midwifery leaders. MCU is committed to the vision that every family deserves a midwife. As U.S. rates of postpartum and infant mortality rise, especially in communities of color, the opportunity for well-educated, professional, and culturally competent midwives to better serve these communities grows. Our students are passionate about social justice and our training cultivates community leaders.

Prospective Students

Ask yourself where you want your journey to take you. With degree pathways as well as continuing education programs, MCU is ready to midwife you on your journey to becoming a Midwife of Excellence. For more information, fill out the form below!


Heather E.

I chose MCU for my midwifery education because I wanted to become a CPM and did not want to become a nurse. MCU is one of the few schools that offer a MEAC accredited degree in community midwifery. MCU is designed to teach midwives to work in community (out of hospital) settings, which is exactly what I wanted. The education I received at MCU taught me more than I needed to know to pass the NARM exam. It taught me critical thinking, evidence-based practice, and principles of social justice.

Jen S.

I chose MCU as my midwifery school because I feel the education given is superior to other midwifery schools I researched. I also feel that in receiving a degree, it makes my efforts to improve maternity care in this country to be taken more seriously by government officials and the public at large.

Leigh H.

By choosing to attend a traditional educational route that also intertwines clinical observation I will surpass the standard education. I will be able to research to gain credible information to share with clients as well as provide exceptional care. MCU will equip me with; communication, research,and marketing tools, anatomical and physiological knowledge and hands on clinical experience. Their model of teaching resonates with my passion for learning.

Kiona N.

I chose MCU because I truly wanted an education that fit well into my family life in addition to being a strong source of great education. Prior to choosing MCU I worked with MCU students that said the program was well worth all of the work that came with the degree and that they felt very supported throughout their journey of becoming a midwife. This is why I chose MCU and I agree that I feel supported and empowered through the education I am currently receiving.

Heather B.

I chose MCU largely based on the reputation with friends I respected. I also valued the ability to get a bachelors degree, as well as the flexibility to work around my busy life as a single mom and doula. Financial aid availability was another big factor in making it possible to afford to get my education on my limited budget. The quality and depth of the education has proven to be second to none and well worth the investment!

Rachel L

MCU is one of only a few schools that offers a bachelors and masters in midwifery. In a world of credentials, the arts are being lost. MCU offered me another path to professionalism without losing my passion for the art and traditionalism of midwifery. I could not personally blend my passion for midwifery into the medical path of becoming a midwife; I knew if I followed that path my spirits would be broken. MCU is enabling me to entrench myself in pure midwifery in every subject.