Admissions Requirements

The Doctor of Midwifery is a professional degree intended for mid-career midwives.
The Doctor of Midwifery will begin in Fall 2017.

The deadline for complete admissions materials to be received is as follows:
Preferred deadline: March 1, 2017
Final deadline: May 1, 2017

Students must submit the following in order to be considered for admission to the program:

  • University Graduate Application (apply online)
  • Proof of graduate degree or higher (e.g. MS, MSc, MSN, MPH)
  • Proof of graduation from an accredited midwifery program
  • Official college transcripts (minimum 3.0 GPA in graduate work) from each academic institution
  • National certification/registration in midwifery
  • Recent graduate course or demonstrated competency in statistics
    • If you have not taken a graduate course in statistics in the past 5 years, we accept Statistics I, II and III for credit from Institute for Statistics Education. Together these are equivalent to a one semester statistics course. Please use the discount code: PhilaU-midwifery. If you have not been using statistics in your practice, we strongly recommend that you take Statistics I, II and III for credit as part of your application process. 
  • Two professional letters of reference addressing your aptitude for scholarly work and leadership roles
  • Statement of purpose (approximately 700-800 words)
  • Academic Writing Sampleor published peer reviewed article, or GRE with writing score of ≥ 3.5
International Students:
  • NACES accredited US course-by-course equivalency evaluation.  We typically work with World Education Services.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for all applicants who do not hold at least a Bachelor's degree from a US institution of higher education. Guidelines:
    • 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL
    • 600 on the paper-based TOEFL
    • 250 on the computer-based TOEFL
    • IELTS score of 7 or higher

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