The purpose of the Advanced Placement Option (APO) is to assure sound preparation in midwifery, while minimizing repetition of learning activities for knowledge and skills already attained. The APO may allow the student to accelerate through the midwifery program or complete the program on a part-time basis.
This option is available to:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Foreign Educated Midwives
- MEAC-Educated, Licensed, Certified Professional Midwives
Applicants for the APO complete the general admissions process for the MS in Midwifery or Post-Master's Certificate and, in addition, submit detailed documentation of previous professional education and clinical practice by completing the APO portfolio provided.
To be eligible for the APO, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Meet all of the M.S. in Midwifery or Post-Master's Certificate admissions requirements.
- Provide documentation of successful completion of a nurse practitioner or midwifery program accredited by the recognized regulatory body for the jurisdiction where the institution is located.
- Have no history of any professional credential revocation or pending disciplinary action.
- 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 an intensive English language program (ELS-210) if they are from countries whose first language is not English.
- Have health care experience in the United States for at least one (1) year in the preceding five (5) years, if they are foreign educated midwives (FEM).
**If a student is accepted into the Advanced Placement Option, they will meet with the Associate Program Director to discuss an Individualized Plan of Study based their current skills and experience. This IPS will be presented to the MIPU Academic Council for approval.
To obtain an Advanced Placement Option Portfolio, please contact an admissions coordinator who will be happy to help you further. Please contact 215-951-2943 or GradAdm@PhilaU.edu.