About our Distance Education

The Midwifery Institute at Philadelphia University believes its community-based educational model decreases barriers to midwifery education. With our distance learning program, you can become a midwife without the disruption of relocating yourself and your family. Our dynamic educational environment weaves tradition with technology and allows you to study in your own community while staying in touch with classmates and faculty around the nation and around the globe.

A distance learning program requires a reliable, flexible and user-friendly method for communicating. Our computer-based system enables students and faculty to interact quickly and easily, fostering learning and developing social connections. The system also provides a way for each student to share in group discussions. Costs are minimized by the system's speed and design, and by use of Web-based technology. You will be instructed in the use of the program software during your orientation.

One of the concerns of distance education, particularly in computer-mediated education, is the physical isolation of teacher from student and student from student. We have periodic required on campus intensives where cohorts of students come together with faculty for learning. Monthly real time tutorial sessions allow for dialogue about clinical problems and learning objectives. Our interactive computer system facilitates social networking. Learning is an active process, therefore our graduate curriculum emphasizes breadth and depth of reading for meaning, evaluation of evidence base for care and discussion for knowledge synthesis and acquisition in contrast to lecture based learning.  Our faculty are passionate about making excellent midwives. But mostly, it is our enthusiastic students who fully engage in our learning community that makes this program special.

Call an admissions representative to learn more about our program and allow us to learn more about you and your learning needs.


Call 215-951-2943 or email gradadm@philau.edu