Thomas Jefferson University

Midwifery & Women's Health
Applying - Doctor of Midwifery


The Doctor of Midwifery is a professional degree intended for mid-career midwives.

The deadline for complete admissions materials to be received is as follows:

  • Preferred deadline: April 1
  • Final deadline: June 1

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
  • 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