36 months
27938 USD/year
27938 USD/year
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The Midwifery program of Bastyr University prepares students to greatly improve the quality and breadth of maternity care offered to women and their families. It also qualifies graduates to become state (or provincially) licensed and nationally certified midwives.


The Midwifery program of Bastyr University trains students in all aspects of midwifery care, from preconception through pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period for parent and newborn, and is intended for those who desire to serve childbearing families in the comfort of their home or freestanding birth center settings. It is the only master’s degree in midwifery that is both regionally-accredited and MEAC-accredited and that prepares graduates to be leaders in the profession. 

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, this rigorous, proven curriculum equips health professionals to address both the art and science of midwifery by integrating theory with clinical experience. Graduates are prepared to enter the field as innovative leaders that provide midwifery care through a social justice lens.

Career Opportunities

From professional midwifery to social advocacy, Bastyr’s MSM graduates are equipped to serve childbearing families in a variety of ways.

  • Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)
  • Licensed Midwife
  • Registered Midwife
  • Owning a private practice focusing on birth center and/or home births
  • Qualifying for registration in Canada as a midwife who practices in homes, birth centers and hospitals
  • Developing or working in a community birth center
  • Participating as part of an integrated maternity care team
  • Acting as a consultant to conventional medical practices
  • Working internationally to teach and provide care
  • Serving as a national policy advocate

Programme Structure

Courses offered:

  • Midwifery Care 1: Introduction to Midwifery
  • Epidemiology for Midwives
  • Midwifery Care Health Assessment
  • Gynecology
  • Professional Issues Seminar: Power & Privilege in Midwifery
  • Perinatal Nutrition 1: Pre-Conception and Prenatal

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


139 alternative credits


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General requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 required to be considered for admission. 
  • Grade of C or better is also required in all basic proficiency courses. 
  • Students may apply to the program while completing prerequisite coursework but must have a plan for completing prerequisites before the start of the program in the fall.
  • An application
  • Application fee
  • Letters of recommendation (when required)
  • Documentation of sufficient funds
  • An official evaluation of your transcripts, sent directly from a foreign credential evaluation service
  • A current photograph
  • A copy of your passport

Tuition Fee

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    27938 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27938 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    27938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27938 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Kenmore

1355 - 2257 USD /month
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