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Educational Programs

The Midwives College of Utah’s offers a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery and a Master of Science in Midwifery. Students planning to pursue a Master of Science in Midwifery will complete undergraduate prerequisite requirements.

Bachelor of Science (BSM), 127 credits, 4 – 6 years
Master of Science (MSM), 32 credits, 1.5 – 3 years


The BSM requires at least 5,720 hours of academic and clinical work. The BSM degree can be completed in as few as four years, with a maximum of six years allowed for completion. This degree requires that the student transfer in 23 semester-level transfer credits from another accredited college or university. Graduation requirements include successfully passing the NARM exam or the MCU Comprehensive Exam. The NARM exam is required to receive the Certified Professional Midwife credential.


If a current Certified Professional Midwife wishes to pursue a BSM degree, she may directly enter the BSM program. The Midwives College of Utah considers the CPM designation from NARM to be the equivalent of the MCU associate degree with a credit value of 76 credits. A CPM who wishes to pursue a BSM degree, must complete at least 34.5 MCU credits as designated on the major map, transfer in 26 credits (or acquire additional MCU credits) for a total of 127.5 credits.


The MCU graduate program is research based and does not require additional clinical work once admission requirements are completed. In order to enter the MCU graduate program, you must have completed a bachelor degree in any field and complete MCU’s undergraduate requirements for a student seeking a Master of Science in Midwifery degree. If you do not have a bachelor’s degree in any field, you will be required to complete the Bachelor of Science in Midwifery program before entering the MSM program.

If you are a CPM seeking a master’s degree from MCU and you do not have a bachelor’s degree in another field, you must complete the undergraduate requirements for a CPM pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree. If you are a CPM seeking a master’s degree from MCU and you have a bachelor’s degree in another field, you can enter the master’s program upon completion of SOSC 302, Ethics and the Law and STAT 313, Research Analysis and Statistics.

If accepted into the program you will work with the Graduate Registrar to individually tailor your program. You will have the opportunity to choose one or more Professional Development projects and one or more Fieldwork internships. In addition to graduate coursework, you must complete a thesis or thesis project and a thesis defense. Students have a total of two years to complete the master’s degree.

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