Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Midwifery & Women's Health

The Midwifery Institute at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) is on the cutting edge of a changing world, by weaving tradition with technology, we offer our students education for the betterment of the health of women, their families, and communities.

  • Our faculty exemplify the midwifery beliefs of caring, self-determination and involvement.
  • Our active learning strategies support a rigorous graduate education based on depth of discussion in live seminars and online forums.
  • As an adult learner you take charge of your education through distance learning, with our guidance and support.

Degree & Certificate Options

MS in Midwifery

The MS in Midwifery is a distance education program in midwifery for RNs and CM Pathway applicants who want to become midwives. Graduates are eligible to earn certification from the American Midwifery Certification Board as either a Certified Nurse-Midwife or Certified Midwife.

Refresher Process for Re-entry to Clinical Practice

The Midwifery Completion program allows practicing midwives to validate and expand professional competencies and skills.

Doctor of Midwifery

The online program seeks to bring midwives to the forefront of transformative leadership to promote and wellbeing of women, families, and communities through the first-ever specialized doctorate in midwifery. Graduates will be prepared for leadership in evidence-based practice, education, advocacy, policy, and administration.

Post-Graduate Certificate

For professionals who possess a master's or doctoral degree in a health-related discipline, looking to expand their knowledge with a certification looking to expand their knowledge and practice with academic and board certification in midwifery.

Refresher Process for Re-entry to Clinical Practice

For CNM/CMs who have been out of clinical practice and are looking to refresh their knowledge and skills in anticipation of re-entry to clinical midwifery practice.

Accelerated Nursing and Midwifery

This is the Full-time Accelerated Coursework Track (FACT) - 1 Year, offered by the Jefferson College of Nursing, is for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing.   

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The Leaders in Evidence, Application and Prevention (LEAP) Pathway, offered through the Jefferson College of Population Health, is designed to complement the program's efforts to train healthcare practitioners.

Surgical First Assisting in Cesarean Delivery

This program is offered through the Jefferson School of Continuing and Professional Studies.


Contact Us

Admissions Contact:

Jefferson – East Falls Campus
Office of Graduate Admissions
ATTN:  Jaimie Anderson
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Phone: 215-951-0196

Program Contact:

Jefferson – Center City Campus 
Midwifery & Women’s Health Programs           
ATTN:  Gloria Brinkley              
130 S. 9th Street, Suite 960
Philadelphia, PA 19107                         

Phone:  215-951-2525   Fax:  215-503-5819