Midwestern University

University Arizona campus
19555 N 59th Ave
Glendale AZ 85308

Study and live in the comfort and safety of the suburbs while you're part of a major metropolitan area. Midwestern University's Glendale Campus is just 15 minutes from downtown Phoenix. Leading hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and private practices throughout the Southwest offer you the kind of hands-on learning through preceptorships and clinical rotations that brings your didactic education to life.

In less than a decade, our vibrant, 143-acre Glendale Campus rose from the desert to become an oasis where leading-edge facilities and top-notch regional practitioners collaborate for your success. You'll find state-of-the-art practice labs, lecture halls, and classrooms, as well as a comprehensive library and outpatient clinics. On-campus apartment-style housing, clubs, activities, and organizations help you create your own community, and our student-centered services are there to support you when you need them, in an outstanding environment to live and learn. Nearby, you'll find everything from major league sports, fine arts, and fine dining to nature preserves, hiking, camping, and quiet spots where you'll enjoy taking a break to keep your life in balance.

At MWU's Glendale Campus, you'll benefit from a wide range of community connections and clinical partnerships that will further your professional education. Our caring, dedicated faculty are well known for mentoring their future colleagues and for preparing you with the rigorous basic science education you need to succeed.

If you are a high school student looking to get a jump on your health profession, our community resources can help you as well. Browse our list of organizations and programs that can help put you on the right path.

Midwestern University (MWU) is a private graduate medical and professional school with a main campus in Downers Grove, Illinois and an additional campus in Glendale, Arizona. Midwestern University offers degrees in osteopathic medicine, podiatry, dental medicine, optometry, nurse anesthesia, clinical psychology, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, biomedical sciences, and veterinary medicine. As of 2019, a total of 2,932 students were enrolled at the Downers Grove campus and 3,295 were enrolled at the Glendale campus.

Founded in 1900 as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine is the fourth-oldest medical school currently active in the state of Illinois. Over the years, the university expanded, adding additional degrees and programs; in 1993, the school united these programs under the name Midwestern University. In 1995, the school opened an additional campus in Glendale, Arizona, becoming the second and largest medical school to teach students in the state of Arizona.

The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The medical schools are also accredited by the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

The university was founded in 1900 as the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. The school was the fourth medical school in the world to grant the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree, and the first in the state of Illinois.

In 1986, the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine moved from its prior location in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois to a new campus in the western suburb of Downers Grove, Illinois. In 1991, the Chicago College of Pharmacy opened. The College of Health Sciences began in 1992. In 1993, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a single educational mission for the institution, uniting the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Chicago College of Pharmacy, and the Chicago College of Health Sciences into Midwestern University.

In 1996, the university opened a new campus in Glendale, Arizona. The first college at the Glendale campus was the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, which began its first courses in 1996.[11][12] The college joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine as one of only two medical schools in Arizona at the time. Similar to the growth of its Downers Grove campus, the Glendale campus expanded beyond solely training physicians by opening a Glendale-based physician assistant master's degree program in the College of Health Sciences in 1997, and founding the College of Pharmacy-Glendale in 1998, the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona in 2006, the Arizona College of Optometry in 2009, and the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.

In 2010, the university received a Conservation and Native Landscaping Awards from the Environmental Protection Agency for restoring 9 acres of wetland and oak-hickory woods.

In 2013, the Downers Grove campus began offering a Doctor of Psychology program, which received accreditation from the American Psychological Association. The following year (in 2014), the College of Veterinary Medicine opened at the Glendale campus, at a cost of $90 million, with a 109,000-square-foot veterinary teaching hospital, a 36,000-square-foot large animal teaching facility, and a 76,000-square-foot classroom building. The school is the only veterinary medical school in the state of Arizona, and was the 29th veterinary medical school in the United States.

In 2018, the university opened the College of Graduate Studies, which offers master's degree programs in biomedical sciences on both campuses.

Map of Midwestern University University Arizona campus, 19555 N 59th Ave, Glendale AZ 85308

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