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Please note: updated grade ranges for 2019/2020 will be added to the program pages as they become available.

Midwifery (BHSc)

Is It for You?

Provide primary care to people with low-risk pregnancies throughout pregnancy, labour and birth. Provide care to birthing parents and newborns up to six weeks postpartum within the context of their lives and families. Work in midwifery practices in urban, rural or remote settings. Provide midwifery leadership in interdisciplinary settings. Support midwifery consumers of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and values and play an important role in Canada’s health-care system.

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year
Part Time: Five to Six Years; Post-Baccalaureate Option Available

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Health Sciences

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements
Supplementary application form, personal letter, interview (when requested)

 Co-op Option

 Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 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.

"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

Distinctive Learning

Over half of the program is spent in clinical midwifery and interprofessional placements; mix of social and biological science foundation courses; faculty engaged in clinical work; innovative classroom and distance formats; student learning and research symposiums; program focus on social justice; professionally related workshops, conferences, guest speakers and other training opportunities.

After Graduation

Write the Canadian Midwifery Registration Examination and apply for registration with the College of Midwives of Ontario.

What You Need to Know

Full-Time Format
Domestic Fees Range
: $7,095 - $7,598
International Fees Range: $27,218 - $28,570

Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)
Domestic Fees Range
: $884 - $5,395
International Fees Range: $2,862 - $21,217

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

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.
  • 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.

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, 2019.

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.

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