Jefferson is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
The Midwifery Institute at Thomas Jefferson University's M.S. in Midwifery and Post-Master’s Certificate programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910; 240-485-1802, www.midwife.org/acme.
The most recent program accreditation runs from July 2015 through July 2025.
For information about requirements or to apply to our program please contact us directly at TJU_EF_MidwiferyInstitute@Jefferson.edu or contact the office of graduate admissions at 215-951-2943.
Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) to earn the credential CNM or CM. Completion of the program prepares graduates to work in all practice settings.
New York State Notice: Thomas Jefferson University is authorized by the state of New York to place students in New York State clinical sites through June 30, 2022. At this time, we cannot accept New York state residents.
Washington State Notice: Thomas Jefferson University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Thomas Jefferson University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the Council does not carry with it an endorsement by the Council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.
Defined as retention from the summer or fall term in the first year, to the fall term of the second year.
|Graduation:||The program is a two to three year progression. 88% graduation rate for retained students first enrolling in 2013. Of the 3 students not persisting to graduation, 1 left for personal reasons, 2 were dismissed.|
In our most recent academic year, our students identify as:
(exceeds 100% because several students identify in >1 category)
Academic or Disciplinary Dismissal: 9
Withdrawal or Leave of Absence (personal reasons such as family or health crisis): 26
Withdrawal (academic): 6
Decelerated during education, but in good standing: 6
American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) Pass Rate Information
Pass rate for Jefferson Candidates by Graduation Year*
Mean National Pass Rate (All Takers)
*The 2020 program board pass rate is per the AMCB report for the calendar year. Data will be updated at one-year post graduation based on information verified on the AMCB website for all graduates.
The American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) only reports aggregate information by calendar year, not by year of graduation and provides no individual level data. Therefore, the data supplied by graduation year has been verified on the AMCB website for all cohorts graduating in the year specified and represents the % certified within 1 year of graduation as required by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education. National % pass is calculated by calendar year based on official reports from the AMCB.
2018: N=10, Master of Science (n=8), Post-Graduate Certificate (n=2)
2019: N=15, Master of Science (n=14), Post-Graduate Certificate (n=1)
2020: N=10, Master of Science (n=10), Post-Graduate Certificate (n=0)