Requirements to enroll in the Traditional Midwife Program:

Three letters of reference. One from your prospective Preceptor, one from someone that you helped at a birth and one from a friend or family member.

The summaries from 3 births where you were in attendance as either an observer, doula, apprentice, or midwife.

Submit an essay regarding your desire to be a midwife. It can be in the form of a written paper, power point presentation or a video.

Highschool Diploma or GED

College level prerequisite courses:

  • Composition 1
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Biology 1
  • Intro to Ethics
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Intro to Sociology

If you do not have all the prerequisite courses completed through a traditional college, we do accept Edx, Coursera and OpenMIT courses. Contact the admissions office to discuss a plan to complete your prerequisite courses while starting the Midwifery Program.


Requirements to graduate.

Complete the course of study with an average grade of 85% or higher.
Fulfilled the minimum number of clinical hours per semester.
Provide details from your clinical experiences to include:
  • A minimum of 75 births with an increasing level of responsibility.
    • At most 40 as an assistant
    • At minimum 35 as the primary under supervision.
  • A minimum of 225 prenatal visits.
    • At most 75 as an assistant
    • At least 150 as the primary under supervision.
  • A minimum of 150 postpartum visits
    • At most 50 as an assistant
    • At least 100 as the primary under supervision.
  • 65 Newborn exams
    • At most 20 as an assistant
    • At least 45 as the primary under supervision.
  • Of the 75 births 50 will show continuity of care with the student providing at least 3 prenatal and 2 postpartum visits.
  • All the births will be planned out of hospital either at the client’s home or a free-standing birth center.
  • No more than 10 may be transports before or during birth.
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