MS - Midwifery Completion


  • Online
  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length
36 Graduate Credits

Program Type

  • Online

Full-time or Part-time

Name: Midwifery & Women’s Health Programs
Organization: Jefferson – Center City Campus

130 S. Ninth Street, Suite 960
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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The MS in Midwifery Completion program allows the practicing midwife, Board Certified by the AMCB to validate and expand the professional competencies and skills needed for today’s health care environment. 

We make it convenient to earn your graduate degree.

Program Overview

The MS in Midwife Completion program allows the practicing midwife, Board Certified by the AMCB to validate and expand the professional competencies and skills needed for today’s health care environment. We make it convenient to earn your graduate degree.

Our midwifery education program was designed from the beginning as a distance-learning program that would value — and build upon — your previous midwifery education and practice. Successful students of distance-learning programs are self-motivated and disciplined.

State-of-the-art communication technology, coupled with the professional expertise of an accomplished and caring faculty, will maximize your individual educational experience. Best of all, you’ll remain in your own community as you work toward earning your master’s degree by completing one or two courses a term for just three to four terms.

The program requires extensive reading of primary source materials in journals. Our library is accessible remotely by students. Students use the written word to express themselves electronically in discussions in the virtual seminar room, in communicating through emails, and in the preparation of learning activities. Students are expected to demonstrate their ability to think and write critically.

Instructions are provided through an online orientation that facilitates faculty/student discussion and communication. Students submit learning activities electronically. Readings and frequent interaction with faculty and classmates complement the electronic courses. Experienced faculty members will work closely with you and are accessible by e-mail or telephone.

If you have further questions about the program, please contact an admissions representative at 215-951-2800 or email  


The MS in Midwife Completion Program consists of 36 graduate credits:

  • You will receive 24 credits for your certificate in nurse-midwifery/midwifery from a program accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).
  • You will complete 12 additional graduate-level credits (each are three credit hours) including:
    • Theoretical Foundations
    • Evidence-Based Care: Evaluating Research
    • Introduction to Health Policy
    • One of the following elective choices:
      • Introduction to Administration in the Clinical Setting
      • Introduction to Teaching, Advanced Clinical Practice
      • Issues in Reproductive Health in Developing Nations

Program Requirements

Our computer environment is intuitive, easy to use and the course starts with an on-line orientation; however, students will need to have basic knowledge of computer skills, word processing, and Internet use.  Students new to computers are encouraged to enroll in a computer course prior to orientation.

Students will need:

  • A computer with good internet connection.  Generally a PC or MAC that is two to three years old will be sufficient
  • Logitech headset with USB port capabilities (or similar product) 
  • A telephone near the computer and a telephone headset

Students must show proof of coverage for malpractice liability prior to starting clinical rotations. This insurance is readily available to students through the ACNM partner company, Contemporary Insurance. Students are responsible for their own medical and dental care while enrolled in the program. Students may need to submit to, and be financially responsible for, any reasonable health screening that is required by a clinical agency beyond that required by The Midwifery Institute at Jefferson for admission.