Thomas Jefferson University

Midwifery & Women's Health

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,

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 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.

Learn More about CNMs and CMs

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.

Program Statistics

Retention: Defined as retention from the summer or fall term in the first year, to the fall term of the second year.

2015 Retention - 83% 4 students not retained for personal reasons.

2014 Retention - 90% 2 students not retained for personal reasons.


The program is a two to three year progression.  Current graduation rate is being calculated.

  2014 - 2015 graduates (n=21); 86% (n=18) employed as a midwife.  Those not employed are looking for a position (2), a fellowship (1).

In 2019, our graduates identify as:

  • 7% Hispanic
  • 7% African American
  • 7% Asian
  • 93% White
  • 7% Male

In 2018, our graduates identify as:

  • 40% Hispanic
  • 20% African American
  • 80% White

(exceeds 100% because several graduates identify in >1 category)

American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) Pass Rate Information


Pass rate for Jefferson Candidates by Graduation Year*

Mean National Pass Rate (All Takers)

2019 93% (n=15) 77%
2018 80% (n=10) 81%
2017 91% (n=11) 90%

*American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) only reports aggregate information by calendar year, not by year of graduation and provides no individual level data. 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. Our current benchmark is to have 85% of graduates attain certification within one year of graduation.