About the Programs

The Midwifery Institute at Philadelphia University, celebrating 20 years of educating midwives, offers an innovative online midwifery model of distance learning.  While many of our interactions are virtual, we take great pride in how our students, faculty and alumni form close connections and create an network of support and encouragement. We've been helping nurses become midwives for over a decade and look forward to educating midwives from nursing and a variety of disciplines in the future.

The Midwifery Institute at Philadelphia University is committed to the development of the profession of midwifery. We believe that midwives provide a distinctive type of care that benefits women and families. Our mission statement is “to promote midwifery for the betterment of women's health.”

The Midwife Tutor faculty are able to see the individual midwife in each student while also keeping in perspective the vision for the future of midwifery. We seek to maintain the time-honored practices of midwives while adapting to our evolving world by weaving tradition with technology.

Our faculty exemplify the midwifery beliefs of caring, self-determination and involvement.

Our active learning strategies support a rigorous graduate education based on depth of discussion in live seminars and on-line forums.

As an adult learner you take charge of your education, with our guidance and support.

Our students manifest academic excellence, intellectual rigor and a passion for midwifery.

We invite you to explore the website, attend a virtual open house or speak with an admissions representative by calling 215.951.2943 to learn more about our programs.

Upon completion of our M.S. in Midwifery or Post-Masters certificate program, graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam of the American Midwifery Certification Board.