Midwifery Completion Program (M.S.)

This program is designed for CNM/CMs whose basic midwifery education was at the certificate level who now wish to further their education in midwifery at the Master’s level. Potential students must hold the CNM/CM credential or be enrolled in a current program accredited or pre-accredited by ACME. 

At Philadelphia University, we have planned the program to accommodate the work demands of midwives’ clinical practice. The program involves extensive reading and participation in online discussions and learning activities. The richness and diversity of experience that each MS Completion student brings to the discussions has been a source of inspiration for the faculty and students alike. This degree completion program is designed for busy practicing midwives without relocating or incurring excessive expenses.

Structure of the Program

The MS in Midwifery Completion Program consists of 36 graduate credits. Students are awarded up to 24 credits from their Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education accredited education after individual evaluation of the transcript. The remaining credits will be taken through Philadelphia University and will include three required courses and one elective. (See 700 level courses above.)

Admission to the MS Completion Program

The Admissions Committee considers a variety of criteria in making an acceptance decision. To be eligible for admission to Philadelphia University, you must follow the admissions procedures described above and have the following credentials:

  • Academic Background: A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Educational preparation as a CNM/CM with evidence of graduation from an ACME accredited program with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. SNM/SMs currently enrolled in an accredited ACME program that does not offer the MS may also enroll in the program, but will not receive the MS degree until their certificate program has been successfully completed.
  • All applicants must have completed a three-credit undergraduate course in statistics prior to admission
  • Personal Statement
  • Applicants write a short personal statement (criteria available on the website)- this essay will be examined for written communication skills, motivation and time for graduate education
  • Professional Resume
  • Applicants submit an updated resume, which highlights their background and experience
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is recommended but not required. Those applicants who have completed a prior master’s degree do not need to take a standardized admissions test
  • Two Letters of Reference (recent academic or professional)
  • These letters attest to the applicant’s abilities, communication skills and motivation.
  • Phone Interview with a faculty member