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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."

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: Five to Six Years; Post-Baccalaureate Option Available

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Health Sciences

 Grade Range

 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 2020 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.
  • 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

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, listed below, are due by February 1, 2020.

The cover sheet and Midwifery Supplementary Application Form can be downloaded directly from the Midwifery Education Program website.

  • Cover sheet
  • Midwifery Supplementary Application Form

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

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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