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Universities offering PhD. in Midwifery in the US?

  1. May 19, 2015 #1
    Hello,

    My friend is looking for universities offering Phd. in Midwifery. Can you people share some universities if you guys know?

    Thank you!
     
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  3. May 19, 2015 #2

    berkeman

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    Have you tried googling Phd. in Midwifery? I seem to get some good hits... :smile:
     
  4. May 19, 2015 #3
    I did. All Google showed me were universities in UK and Canada, and not in the US.
     
  5. May 19, 2015 #4

    berkeman

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  6. May 21, 2015 #5
    For your kind information, this institute offer Post Master certificate and not PhD. I had already checked this institute before making this thread.
     
  7. May 21, 2015 #6

    Choppy

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    Okay, but what is your friend's goal? Why does she or he want a PhD in midwifery?

    The reason I ask is because midwifery is a profession and not so much an academic subject itself. The PhD is generally an advanced degree for the purposes of conducting research in a specific field. That's not to say that one can't do a PhD in midwifery. I'm sure there's a program out there that provides it. But if your friend is a qualified midwife and wants to get into the research side of things there are other tangential areas that might provide the desired training or opportunity. Consider for example PhD programs in nursing or public health. These would likely be a lot more common and could easily have midwifery-related research.
     
  8. May 21, 2015 #7
    Hmm... this makes some sense now. Thank you!

    Actually, my friend is around 41 and has 16 years of experience.
     
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