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UIndy's Master of Science in Nursing Nurse-Midwifery program trains nurse-midwives to meet the health needs of women and babies before, during and after birth.

UIndy's Master of Science in Nursing Nurse-Midwifery program is the only graduate program of its kind in the state of Indiana and is ranked in the top 30 programs in the country. Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education and trains nurse-midwives to meet the health needs of women and babies before, during and after birth. The program prepares you to:

  • Practice independently and collaboratively within the ACNM (American College of Nurse-Midwives) Standards for the Practice of Midwifery to improve the health of mothers, babies, families and communities, especially for underserved and vulnerable populations in Indiana
  • Provide competent, comprehensive, culturally-appropriate, quality nurse-midwifery care to childbearing families and women across the life span
  • Participate in clinical research and incorporate evidence-based care into nurse-midwifery practice
  • Provide effective education about nurse-midwifery and health care issues to patients, community groups and other health care providers
  • Incorporate Christian values and ethical decision-making into clinical practice
  • Assume leadership roles and incorporate caring attributes while influencing health policies to promote high-quality, cost-effective care for women, babies, families and communities

Program length

The Nurse-Midwifery program is 55 credit hours, with 1,013 total clinical hours. It can be completed on a full or part-time basis. By taking two classes at a time, you can complete the program in about three years (three full academic years, along with the summers after each year), though you have up to six years to complete the degree. For students who have already completed a Master of Science degree with a specialization in Nursing, a post-master's option in nurse-midwifery is available.


Courses are a combination of hybrid (on-campus classes with online components) and online. On-campus classes meet on weekday evenings.

Online courses or course components require basic computer skills. Not sure where you stand? Take a free skills assessment ►


The curriculum includes 18 classes, clinicals and completion of a scholarly project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Classes include both non-clinical core courses and clinical courses, which must be taken in a prescribed sequence. Our advisors will work with you to help you stay on track.

Clinical hour requirements include experiences in diverse settings, which allow you to develop skills under a variety of circumstances. You'll work one-on-one with faculty members to find preceptor locations that meet your learning goals.

To see specific courses in this program, view the Nurse-Midwifery pattern sheet. Complete course descriptions are available in the Graduate Academic Catalog.


Tuition for the 2016-17 academic year is $692/credit hour. Learn more about financial aid for graduate students. ►

When can I start?

Non-clinical core courses are offered on a regular semester schedule. Students can apply at any time and begin courses in August, January or May.

Accreditation & graduate data

The Nurse-Midwifery Program is accredited through 2021 by the
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (Formerly known as the Division of Accreditation)
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Ninety-four percent of midwifery students who finished the initial semester of midwifery specialty coursework completed the nurse-midwifery program of study, and 100 percent finished an MSN program.