The Master of Arts in Maternal-Child Health Systems offers experienced midwives and other qualified maternal-child health professionals the opportunity to become influential leaders in education, research, policymaking, program management and advocacy to improve the health of birthing people and children.
Length of Program: One year (4 quarters) primarily online
Campus: Kenmore, Washington
Bastyr’s Master of Arts in Maternal-Child Health Systems equips health professionals to address the unique health systems needs during pregnancy and the first year after birth. The program emphasizes reproductive justice, interdisciplinary and community partnerships with a curriculum that promotes critical analysis. Graduates are prepared to enter the field as leaders that support innovative maternal-child health systems solutions to address the health needs of childbearing people and their infants through a social justice lens.
Graduates of Bastyr’s Master of Arts in Maternal-Child Health Systems become respected colleagues in both conventional and natural medicine circles and have the tools they need to successfully advocate for change in the maternal child health system.
The MCHS program is primarily online, enabling students to remain in their home communities. For a few days at the beginning and again at the end of the program, students will travel to Bastyr’s Seattle campus to enjoy in-person classes and activities with their cohort and instructors. Onsite accommodations are available.
4 quarters (one continuous year). Program runs through Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring quarters; full-time; part-time track available
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Gain a master’s-level understanding of Maternal-Child Health Systems through a curriculum delivered in a convenient online format. Reference our curriculum table for the full course schedule. This table reflects a full-time course of study, but part-time is also available.
The program prepares trained midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, lactation consultants and other maternal-child health care providers to confidently and effectively advocate for families throughout the childbearing years. Expected learning outcomes of graduates can be found in the course catalog.
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Reference our curriculum table for full prerequisites.
A full course outline can be found in the Master of Arts in Maternal-Child Health Systems program description of the Academic Catalog.