Distance and Low Residency Education
Several MEAC-accredited midwifery schools offer at-a-distance or low residency programs. These programs enable students to complete much of their education through an online format and through local preceptorships and apprenticeships (when available). Each of these individual programs may involve different amounts of time spent away from one’s home to complete graduation requirements.
If at this time, there aren’t any MEAC-accredited schools physically located in your area that you could attend on a weekly basis, one of these at-a-distance or low residency programs might be the best choice for you. These programs were designed because many aspiring midwifery students, like you, are not able to or are not interested in relocating to attend school and yet we need more midwives all across the country!
The schools that offer at-a-distance or low residency programs include:
» Birthwise Midwifery School (low residency)
» Midwives College of Utah (distance education)
» National College of Midwifery (distance education)
» National Midwifery Institute (correspondence education)
» Bastyr University Department of Midwifery
» Mercy in Action College of Midwifery (hybrid low residency and distance education)