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Grade ranges and fall 2019 admissions requirements will be posted in August 2018. Please use the following information as a guide until that time. Thank you!

Midwifery (BHSc)

Program Overview


  • Full-Time, Four-Year
  • Part-Time, First-Year Entry

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc)

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 70%+*

Pregnancy, birth and early parenting are often profound and transformative experiences. While highly personal, pregnancy, birth and parenting are also influenced by social context. Midwives, as registered health professionals, are trained to provide exemplary, low-risk, primary care throughout the reproductive cycle, from conception to six weeks post-partum, and to be attentive to the personal, the social, and the systemic. The Ryerson MEP and the profession of midwifery are committed to clinical excellence and service, and to working equitably with individuals and families in all their diversities. Graduates of the Ryerson Midwifery Education Program play important roles in Canada's maternity care and health care more broadly.

This is a Grades-Plus program. In addition to the academic requirements listed below, this program selects students on the basis of grades PLUS non-academic requirements.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2018 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.

Tuition and Fees 2018/2019

Full-Time Format
Domestic Fees Range
: $7,703 - $8,289
International Fees Range: $25,926 - $25,958

Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)
Domestic Fees Range
: $902 - $5,819
International Fees Range: $2,662 - $19,850

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Admission 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 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • One of: Biology (SBI4U) or Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • One Grade 12 U/M course in Canadian World Studies or the Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Minimum 70% required in each subject and minimum 70% 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.

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

Do not submit non-academic material until after you have submitted your application for admission and accessed your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal. You will receive an Acknowledgement email that will include your Ryerson Student Number. Your Ryerson Student Number must be clearly printed on all non-academic materials you submit.

Your Non-Academic requirements must be received by February 1, 2018.

The following documents can be downloaded directly from the Midwifery Education Program website:

  • Cover sheet
  • Midwifery Supplementary Application Form
  • Personal letter form (4 copies)

Please note: These documents must be opened with Adobe Acrobat.

"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."

Undergraduate Student, Midwifery