Bastyr University

Bastyr University

MS in Midwifery


14500 Juanita Drive Northeast

Kenmore, WA 98028

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS in Midwifery

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Bastyr University's three-year Master of Science in Midwifery program trains students in all aspects of midwifery care, from preconception through pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period for parent and newborn. It is the only Master of Science in Midwifery that is both regionally accredited and MEAC-accredited and prepares graduates to become leaders in the profession.

The rigorous, proven curriculum – based on the competencies established by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and the combined expertise of Bastyr University and the renowned Seattle Midwifery School – is taught by exemplary classroom and clinical faculty. Students choose between developing expertise in an independent master’s project or in botanical medicine for midwifery care.

The Master of Science in Midwifery program is intended for people who desire to serve childbearing families in the home or freestanding birth center settings. Completion of the three-year program prepares graduates to sit for examinations to become licensed as a midwife in Washington or other states, registered in Canadian provinces, and nationally certified by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).


Bastyr University is currently accredited by Midwifery Education and Accreditation Council (MEAC) as well as the regional accrediting agency, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Eligibility Requirements:

Students have two entry options for the Master of Science in Midwifery program: Option 1: Students may enter with a completed bachelor’s degree and the required basic proficiency prerequisites. Option 2: Students may enter the program without a bachelor’s degree, but must complete the basic proficiency prerequisites, in addition to the general education prerequisites, totaling a minimum of 90 quarter credits.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): $26,439 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): $26,439 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school

Locale: Large Suburb

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