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Midwifery (BHSc)

"Almost all of the faculty are trained midwives, and so it is really wonderful to be able to learn from people who do this on a day-to-day."

Lisa
Undergraduate Student, Midwifery

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Is It for You?

Midwives provide primary care to people with low-risk pregnancies throughout pregnancy, labour and birth and up to six weeks postpartum. More than half of this program is spent in clinical midwifery and interprofessional placements. Your access to social and biological science courses, research and innovative classroom and distance formats teaches you to provide care to birthing parents and newborns in varied settings. The program’s focus on social justice prepares you to support midwifery users of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and values.

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What You Need to Know

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year
Part Time: First-Year Entry; Post-Baccalaureate Option Available

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Health Sciences

 Grade Range
75%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
Supplementary application form and interview (if selected)

 Experiential Learning
Clinical program

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2021 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Full-Time Format

Domestic Fees Range: $7,091 - $7,582
International Fees Range: $28,570 - $29,988

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)

Domestic Fees Range: $889 - $5,381
International Fees Range: $2,996 - $22,243

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Academic Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 75% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Biology (SBI4U)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • One Grade 12 U/M course in Canadian world studies or the social sciences and humanities
  • Note: minimum 75% required in each subject and minimum 75% overall average

Note: The Midwifery Education Program is a highly competitive and limited enrolment program. Successful applicants normally have completed a minimum of one or more years of university or have equivalent experience before applying. We strongly encourage recent high school graduates interested in the program to gain further educational, work and/or volunteer experience prior to applying to the program.

Visit the Midwifery admissions page for further details on the admissions process.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

Non-Academic Requirements

 The requirements below are due February 1, 2021.

It is imperative that you complete all sections of the OUAC application and Supplementary Form (as applicable), including the activities/employment section of the OUAC application and the non-academic history portion of the Ryerson Supplementary Form.

New for fall 2021: Applicants to the Midwifery Education Program must complete and submit a Ryerson Supplementary Form (no longer the Midwifery Supplementary Application Form). OUAC 101 applicants are not required to submit this form.

Here’s how to access and submit your Supplementary Form:

  1. Get your Ryerson Student Number in the email acknowledgement of your application
  2. Activate your Ryerson Online Identity. Fill in the Activation Form at www.ryerson.ca/accounts/. When asked for your Student/Applicant ID, enter your nine-digit Ryerson Student Number. Keep a record of your user name and password
  3. 24 hours after activating your Ryerson Online Identity, visit the Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal

The Midwifery Education Program uses an equity admissions process to support equitable representation of groups underrepresented in the midwifery student body and the midwifery profession in Ontario. 

Applicants who wish to submit our voluntary self ID form may do so by uploading it via the Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal. You can find the form on the Midwifery Education Program website.

Instructions on how to upload documents can be found on our Ready to Submit Your Documents? web page.

Subject to competition, select candidates will be invited to participate in a personal  interview. Further information about the interview process can be found on the Midwifery website.

After Graduation

Write the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination and apply for registration with the College of Midwives of Ontario. You may work as a community midwife, prenatal support worker, prenatal program coordinator, health visitor or family services coordinator.

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