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Midwestern University, Glendale Campus

  • Glendale, AZ
  • Private
  • Not

  • 44%56%
    student ratio
  • 2,936
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition


Health Care Education at Midwestern University - Glendale Campus

Individuals who study at Midwestern University - Glendale Campus receive graduate-level, health care education that prepares them for today's fast-paced health care practices. Located in Glendale, Arizona, the university is just 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix in the southwestern region of the country.

Midwestern University - Glendale Campus is situated on 143-acres and features high-tech lecture halls, laboratories, and classrooms; a modern library with extensive holdings; and community-based clinics.

In addition, the university's close proximity to Phoenix provides students with a wide-range of settings -- including leading hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and private practices -- in which to acquire clinical experience.

Abundant Employment Opportunities

Students graduate from Midwestern University - Glendale Campus armed with a top-notch education that enables them to successfully compete for a wide-variety of positions in the growing health care field.

The following U.S. employment projections are evidence of rapid growth in the health care industry and emphasize the need for highly-skilled health care practitioners: 157,000 pharmacists through 2012, more than 113,000 physicians and surgeons through 2012, and at least 18,000 physician assistants through 2016.

Alumni Achievements

Alumni of Midwestern University -- both the Glendale and Downers Grove, Illinois campuses -- are making great contributions to the medical profession as practitioners and educators. Many of them become full-time faculty members at the university, and many more of them serve as preceptors at hospitals, pharmacies, private practices, and health facilities across the nation.

Alumni are also practicing medicine and developing businesses that help individuals improve their quality of life. For instance, Kevin Borg, who earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from MWU in 2001, is the founding pharmacist of Summit Pharmacy, Inc., which specializes in delivering medicine to the nation's labor force and caring for injured workers.

After earning a Master of Physical Therapy degree, MWU alumnus Karen Weeks became a senior physical therapist for a medical center in Chicago, Illinois where she specializes in pelvic floor rehabilitation and lymphedema management.

Colleges and Degree Programs

Specializing in graduate-level health care education, Midwestern University - Glendale delivers "patient-centered learning in the sciences." Because its progressive programs are team-oriented and interdisciplinary, students work side-by-side with peers who are studying other fields.

The curricula include a combination of theoretical instruction and clinical practice in which students gain technical expertise and learn the "art of patient care."

The university's Glendale campus includes 5 colleges: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, Arizona College of Optometry, and College of Dental Medicine.

College of Health Sciences

Of the 5 colleges, the College of Health Sciences is the only one that offers graduate programs in several fields. In fact, it offers 11 in the health professions including the following: physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, bioethics, health professions in education, and master of biomedical sciences.

The remaining 5 programs are Master of Arts (M.A.) in Biomedical Sciences, cardiovascular science, podiatric medicine, nurse anesthesia, and clinical psychology.

Faculty Members are also Mentors

MWU's students learn from and collaborate with faculty members who are also professionals in their fields and receive grant funding for research or on-going study in a wide-variety of medical specialties. Their "open door policy" ensures that they are available to mentor and educate students nearly any time.

Faculty members like Deborah Lewis, Ph.D. serve their students and the community with enthusiasm and integrity. In addition to her faculty position, Dr. Lewis maintains a private practice in forensic psychology.

As a professor of clinical psychology, she gets to know her students and helps them discover their strengths and interests. Her strong relationships with students enable her to match them with site supervisors who enhance their clinical training.

Community Service at Midwestern University

The entire MWU community is dedicated to service. For instance, the university's Glendale campus includes three clinics -- where students and faculty provide quality health care services.

Students are also involved with community outreach in other ways. They coordinate health fairs in underserved areas, provide health care at shelters and inner-city clinics, organize fundraisers for social service agencies, and give presentations about health-related topics at local schools.

Faculty and staff members also contribute their time and expertise in a number of ways including serving on the boards of non-profit organizations, judging school science fairs, volunteering at local agencies, and providing free lectures about health-related topics to the community.

Student life at MWU - Glendale

Recognizing that a balanced life enhances learning, MWU provides a comprehensive array of support services for its students including on-campus housing, tutoring services, career guidance and counseling, job placement services, crisis intervention and interpersonal counseling, and disability services.

Student government, social clubs, professional organizations, and recreational and fitness facilities make it possible for students to contribute to the MWU community, make life-long friends, relax, and have fun as well as build professional networks and acquire professional skills.

Additionally, the Glendale and Phoenix areas provide a wide-variety of recreational options including professional sports, fine arts, fine dining, shopping, museums, antique shops, nature preserves, hiking, and camping.

About Midwestern University

Founded in 1900, Midwestern University is dedicated to providing health care education that helps its students excel in the 21st century's health care environment. It has accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, which is 1 of 2 members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

With campuses in Glendale, Arizona, and Downers Grove, Illinois, MWU provides more than 4,000 students with hands-on, holistic training.

The university is committed to helping students achieve academic, professional, and personal success. As such, it offers cutting-edge graduate degree programs in a supportive environment that also embraces cultural and social diversity.

Location & Contact

Midwestern University, Glendale Campus

19555 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
United States

Mr. James Walter

Director of Admissions

Phone: 888-247-9277
Fax: 623-572-3229

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Colleges, Departments, and Programs

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students2936
    • Female Percentage44%
    • Male Percentage56%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students2936
    • Part-time Percentage1%
    • Full-time Percentage99%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty952
    • Full-time Percentage5%
    • Part-time Percentage95%
    • Female Percentage19%
    • Male Percentage81%




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