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Midwifery Program

Admissions Requirements

 

Forms

Options for Applicants with backgrounds other than nursing (Direct Entry)

Advanced Certificate, Midwifery

Admission Criteria

Both programs are Direct Entry.

  1. A Masters degree in a related field (as determined by the Midwifery faculty) from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  2. You must submit two letters of recommendation. SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University has moved toward exclusive use of electronic
    recommendation submissions. The letters should be from: 1) a midwife, nurse or physician colleague who can comment on your clinical abilities; or 2) a college professor who taught you; or 3) a person who knows you in a professional capacity. Please visit the application instructions to learn more about the letters of recommendation requirements.
  3. A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  4. A minimum grade of ā€œCā€ or better in the following prerequisite courses:
Subject  
Anatomy & Physiology with labs 2 semesters
General Biology or Genetics 1 course
Microbiology 1 course
General Chemistry 1 course
Pathophysiology 1 course
Nutrition 1 course
Sociology or Cultural Anthropology 1 course
General Psychology 1 course
Life Span* or
Developmental Psychology
1 course
Statistics 1 course

* More than one course may be required to fulfill this requirement. Course must cover from birth to aging.


Master of Science, Midwifery

Admission Criteria

Both programs are Direct Entry.

  1. A Baccalaureate degree in any discipline from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  2. You must submit two letters of recommendation. SUNY Downstate Medical Center has moved toward exclusive use of electronic
    recommendation submissions. The letters should be from: 1) a midwife, nurse or physician colleague who can comment on your clinical abilities; or 2) a college professor who taught you; or 3) a person who knows you in a professional capacity. Please visit the application instructions to learn more about the letters of recommendation requirements.
  3. A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  4. A minimum grade of ā€œCā€ or better in the following prerequisite courses:
Subject  
Anatomy & Physiology with labs 2 semesters
General Biology or Genetics 1 course
Microbiology 1 course
General Chemistry 1 course
Pathophysiology 1 course
Nutrition 1 course
Sociology or Cultural Anthropology 1 course
General Psychology 1 course
Life Span* or
Developmental Psychology
1 course
Statistics 1 course

*More than one course may be required to fulfill this requirement. Course must cover from birth to aging.

Options for Registered Nurses

Advanced Certificate Midwifery

Admission Criteria

  1. A Masters degree in a related field (as determined by the Midwifery faculty) from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  2. You must submit two letters of recommendation. SUNY Downstate Medical Center has moved toward exclusive use of electronic
    recommendation submissions. The letters should be from: 1) a midwife, nurse or physician colleague who can comment on your clinical abilities; or 2) a college professor who taught you; or 3) a person who knows you in a professional capacity. Please visit the application instructions to learn more about the letters of recommendation requirements.
  3. A grade of "C" or better in a Statistics course.
  4. A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Master of Science, Midwifery

Admission Criteria

  1. A Baccalaureate degree in any discipline from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  2. You must submit two letters of recommendation. SUNY Downstate Medical Center has moved toward exclusive use of electronic
    recommendation submissions. The letters should be from: 1) a midwife, nurse or physician colleague who can comment on your clinical abilities; or 2) a college professor who taught you; or 3) a person who knows you in a professional capacity. Please visit the application instructions to learn more about the letters of recommendation requirements.
  3. A grade of "C" or better in a Statistics course.
  4. A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Advanced Certificate in Midwifery & Master of Science, Nurse Midwifery

Admission Criteria

  1. A Baccalaureate degree Nursing from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  2. You must submit two letters of recommendation. SUNY Downstate Medical Center has moved toward exclusive use of electronic
    recommendation submissions. The letters should be from: 1) a midwife, nurse or physician colleague who can comment on your clinical abilities; or 2) a college professor who taught you; or 3) a person who knows you in a professional capacity. Please visit the application instructions to learn more about the letters of recommendation requirements.
  3. A valid, current registered nurse license.
  4. A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Additionally, for information on the collaborative program which offers both an Advanced Certificate in Midwifery from the College of Health Related Professions and a Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery from the College of Nursing, click here.

Options for Midwives

Master of Science Completion, Midwifery

Admission Criteria

  1. A Baccalaureate degree in any discipline from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  2. You must submit two letters of recommendation. SUNY Downstate Medical Center has moved toward exclusive use of electronic
    recommendation submissions. The letters should be from: 1) a midwife, nurse or physician colleague who can comment on your clinical abilities; or 2) a college professor who taught you; or 3) a person who knows you in a professional capacity. Please visit the application instructions to learn more about the letters of recommendation requirements.
  3. Graduate of an accredited midwifery education program (CNM, CM).
  4. A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.