Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts

Master of Science in Midwifery


School House Lane & Henry Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Midwifery

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Midwifery Institute at Thomas Jefferson University is on the cutting edge of a changing world, by weaving tradition with technology, to bring education for the betterment of the health of women and their families.

  • Our faculty exemplify the midwifery beliefs of caring, self-determination and involvement.
  • Our active learning strategies support a rigorous graduate education based on depth of discussion in live seminars and on-line forums.
  • As an adult learner you take charge of your education through distance learning with our guidance and support.

See brief descriptions below to learn which program is best for you.

M.S. in Midwifery (full or part-time)
This option leads to a Master of Science degree and eligibility to sit for the American Midwifery Certification Board exam, and is available in a 2-year full-time or 3-year part-time format.

Certified Midwife Pathway to the M.S. in Midwifery
This option is for individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree and science and social science pre-requisites in a discipline other than nursing. 

M.S. in Midwifery Completion
This option allows the practicing certified nurse-midwife or certified midwife to validate and expand the professional competencies and skills needed for today’s health care environment.

Post-Master’s Certificate
This option is available for individuals who already have a master's degree in a health-related discipline. Nurse practitioners, foreign educated midwives and MEAC-educated, licensed, and certified professional midwives may qualify for advanced placement in this program.

Refresher Process for Re-entry to Clinical Practice
The re-entry to practice process (also called a refresher process) is for Certified Nurse-Midwives or Certified Midwives (CNM/CMs) who have previously been or are currently AMCB certified, but have been out of clinical practice and are looking to refresh their knowledge and skills in anticipation of re-entry to clinical midwifery practice. This is a non-degree, individualized course of study taken as a non-matriculated student.


Jefferson University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Eligibility Requirements:

A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with minimum 3.0 GPA; completion of (or current enrollment) in ACNM accredited nurse-midwifery/midwifery program (with min. 3.0 GPA); and completion of a three-credit statistics course required. Standardized test scores (GRE or MAT) recommended but not required.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans are available to students enrolled for at least five credit hours per semester. You may borrow up to $18,500 per academic year. The total amount outstanding that you may borrow for is $65,500.

Locale: Large City

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