The CM pathway courses currently run once a year, beginning in August. We have rolling admissions and application materials are accepted throughout the year.
Make sure to follow the specific instructions on this page when applying for the CM pathway program, as each Midwifery program has customized requirements.
The deadlines for complete admissions materials to be received are as follows:
Fall class (August start)
April 1st preferred deadline
June 1st final deadline
To be eligible for admission to the CM Pathway to the M.S. in Midwifery program, students must:
- Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution in any field with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and have fulfilled the following prerequisites with a grade of C or better:
- Anatomy & Physiology with labs - 2 semesters
- General Biology - 1 course
- Microbiology - 1 course
- General Chemistry - 1 course
- Pathophysiology - 1 course
- Nutrition - 1 course
- Sociology - 1 course
- General or Abnormal Psychology - 1 course
- Life Span or Developmental Psychology - 1 course
- Statistics - 1 course
- Submit a University graduate application.
- Submit a professional resume or CV.
- Have an interview with a potential clinical preceptor and a written promise to work towards a clinical site agreement with the University.
- Own a computer and have internet access.
- Submit two professional letters of reference attesting to your character and academic abilities.
- Submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate courses/institutions. NACES accredited U.S. equivalency course-by-course detailed, full report is required if education is outside of the U.S.
- Submit a personal statement per admission guidelines.
- Submit one of the following:
- Official GRE Scores (scores are valid for 5 years) OR
- Submit an academic writing sample following admission guidelines
- If educated outside of the United States, take and submit results of the test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 79 (internet-based), or submit a transcript showing the completion of the highest level of intensive English language program (ELS-210) if from a country whose primary language is not English.
- Demonstration of doula, childbirth education, women's health, public health, international health, lactation consulting, clinical experience, or public health work are all beneficial.
- Complete an interview (in person/telephone/Skype) with a program faculty member
Once accepted, CM pathway students take four required courses (10 credits) in the Fall semester prior to the beginning the Midwifery Program proper in the Spring semester. These four courses cover basic health skills (such as vital signs, sterile technique, injections, bladder catheterization and others), environments of health care (exploring and understanding health care settings and systems) and concepts of health and illness across the lifespan (introducing the midwifery management process building on basic science knowledge).
*Due to VISA restrictions, we are only able to accept U.S. citizens and permanent residents into our program at this time. Foreign-educated Midwives, who are also U.S. permanent residents, are encouraged to apply.