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At Midwestern University, we do everything it takes to help you become everything you want to be.


successfully practicing
across all 50 states.


served at our clinics in Glendale
and Downers Grove.


invested in extramural
research projects.

Cows from our Animal Health Institute at the Glendale Campus.


The principles of the One Health Initiative are a core component of our healthcare philosophy. One Health Initiative recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment.

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Belltower on IL Campus


Our mission is to provide you with the tools, the guidance and the support you need to achieve success as a compassionate, skilled, and community-oriented healthcare professional.

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Midwestern University has a proud and impressive history. For over a century, Midwestern University has been meeting the educational needs of the healthcare community.

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Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President & CEO


Our University leaders have one goal in mind: providing the best educational opportunities for students in order to create an outstanding team of healthcare professionals.

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Two Great Campuses. Unlimited Possibilities.

We are here to help you succeed. Every step of the way. At Midwestern University, you’ll benefit from hands-on training, expert faculty mentors, and patient-focused programs. No matter which campus you choose, we are ready to help you realize your dream of being a healthcare professional.

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Happening now at Midwestern University

Veterans Dental Day

Join MWU for a day of free dental services for veterans.

Glendale, AZ

Allison Rushing, D.P.T.

College of Health Sciences, 2012

Being a student at Midwestern University was definitely hard work and fast-paced, but it was not competitive here. Everyone just wanted to help each other and in that aspect it was just really welcoming. People studied together and shared ideas.

Student Senate Launches Professionalism Week

January 17, 2020

Midwestern University’s Student Senate recently hosted a Professionalism Week on the Downers Grove Campus.

Downers Grove, IL

Midwestern University Offers Hands-on Healthcare Career Experiences for High School Students

January 14, 2020

Midwestern University, in partnership with the BHHS Legacy Foundation, is offering high school students a full slate of free programs designed to stoke their interest in healthcare careers.

Glendale, AZ

Arts in Medicine Club Host Inaugural Gallery Exhibit

January 10, 2020

The newly formed Arts in Medicine Club launched an inaugural all-campus gallery exhibit featuring 48 pieces of art from students, faculty, and staff on Midwestern University’s Downers Grove Campus.

Downers Grove, IL

Free Community Health Lecture Series at Foothills Library

January 09, 2020

The Midwestern University Community Health Lecture Series offers FREE monthly public lectures on health and medicine by Midwestern University faculty.

Glendale, AZ

Fossil Research Unveils New Turtle Species, Hints at Intercontinental Migrations

December 23, 2019

New 96-million-year old turtle fossils from Texas connect North America with Asia and the Southern Hemisphere, suggesting vast intercontinental migrations during this time.

Glendale, AZ

Midwestern University All-Alumni and Family One Health Day at the Phoenix Zoo

Join fellow alumni and their families at the Phoenix Zoo for an educational and wild time. A University welcome and private lunch will be provided at the Plaza de los Ninos from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Arizona Regional Brain Bee

Join us for this annual neuroscience competition for high school students.

Glendale, AZ

February Community Health Lecture Series

Join Dr. Oliver Grundmann for a discussion on the popular herbal supplement Krantom.

Glendale, AZ

AZPod Alumni and Friends Reception

A social function held in conjunction with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Glendale, AZ

Barbara Adams

College of Health Sciences, 2014

I studied to become a podiatrist in part because of my own experiences working at a running shoe store.

Brooke Siesel

College of Health Sciences, 2018

Midwestern University helped me be a practitioner who can utilize my understanding of patients' occupations in therapy in order to help them to live life to the fullest.

Chessa Calabrese

College of Dental Medicine-Illinois, 2015

Not many aspiring dentists have the opportunity to help lead an entire dental program and I jumped at the chance to be a part of it. It's an honor to pave the way and set the bar for future CDMI classes.

Danny Wu

College of Health Sciences, 2011

The faculty members encourage you to participate in class and volunteer opportunities, and they really want you to succeed. It is very engaging for students, and it helped me in my future professional career.

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