Most students take longer than three years to complete the Midwifery Program. After the three year core completion cycle, these students are considered extension students. Extension students no longer meet with their cohort weekly for coursework.
The length of time it takes to complete the Midwifery Program depends on many factors including:
- whether students follow the recommended course sequence;
- whether students attend full-time or less;
- the size and availability of the type of midwifery practice desired as a preceptor site;
- personal life events, such as having a baby, getting married, etc.
Matriculation catalog and course credits expire after seven years.
Extension students are generally completing supplemental and elective coursework, and are busy working with their preceptor in clinical training.