MSM-Master of Science in Midwifery
A midwife who already has a Master of Science Degree in another field may apply directly to the PhD in Science of Midwifery.
- FOR PRACTICING MIDWIVES:
Licensed or certified midwives apply directly to our research-based Master's Program. This program adds to the wealth of evidence-based midwifery knowledge. Achieve your professional goals without compromising your practice and family commitments.
- Our self-paced, flexible, apprenticeship-based programs are adaptable to the needs of the individual student or preceptor.
- Students study in their own community or create a study plan that allows them to travel to other cities or countries.
MSM PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
Please see the NCM Handbook / Catalog for more details on program rules and requirements
Please see the NCM Orientation for explanation of program structure
Please see the COURSE MATERIALS on the menu on the left of this page
Student and Preceptor Enrollment:
Please see the Enrollment section of the NCM Handbook / Catalog.
In order for NCM to accept work done towards completion of any NCM program all of the following must be true when the work was done:
1. The student must be a Current Student with NCM.
2. The preceptor must be a Current Preceptor for NCM.
3. The student and preceptor must have a current approved and complete Contract between Student, Preceptor and the National College of Midwifery on file with NCM.
4. The student and preceptor must each have received notification from NCM acknowledging their relationship.
30 Graduate semester credit hours
The MSM is a three-year equivalent program, which can be completed from 1 to 5 years.
- BA or BS degree in any area
- College-recognized state or national midwifery license or certification
The following academic courses or transfer credits to be evaluated by the College (Prerequisite courses may be completed concurrently with NCM coursework):
Exploring Statistics (3 credits)
Midwifery Literature and Art (3 credits)
Analytical Writing (4 credits)
Fundamentals of Elementary Math (3 credits)
MW500 100 MANA Statistics Births (4 credits)
MW510 Mother / Baby Media Project (3 credits)
MW520 Development of Policy & Procedure for Clinical Practice (3 credits)
MW540 Community Maternal- Child Health Analysis (3 credits)
MW560 Mother / Baby Program Development (3 credits)
MW580 Elective with Midwifery Curriculum Development (4 credits)
Please see the Research Guidelines section of this handbook. The Master’s thesis must be based on a research project pre-approved by the College Faculty Board and carried out under the supervision of an approved preceptor.
- Master’s Thesis ……………...........................10 credits
- Publish article based on thesis in a midwifery journal
- Write an abstract of the research for the College
- Place a bound copy of the thesis in the College library
Paying for the Program:
Fees Paid Directly to the College:Students must pay the application and administrative fee upon enrollment. The National College of Midwifery does not offer payment plans.
Application Fee: $100 (Non-Refundable, paid upon application)
Administrative Fee: $4,900 (One-time fee, paid at enrollment)
Accreditation Fees: Estimated cost $450 per year for each year of enrollment beyond 3 years.
Tuition: Students and their preceptor(s) make whatever financial agreements they wish, provided evidence of an agreement is filed with NCM. The student pays tuition (if any) directly to the preceptor. NCM suggests $500 per month.
Textbooks: Students are not required to own the books required for the courses, but must find access to them. NCM does not sell books, and the books required for courses are not included in NCM’s administrative fee. Many students are able to find the books used at a discounted price, or can borrow from their preceptors. Estimated Cost: $1000 (used) $1500 (new).(NCM MSM syllabi list textbook requirements)
General Education Requirements: NCM highly recommend that you complete these courses prior to enrollment but it is not required.
General education courses for 3 credits of Math and 4 credits of English are not offered through NCM. Students may take the courses at an accredited college or university, or online source. California students must complete an additional 3 credits of Chemistry and 1 credit of Early Childhood Development. The costs for these are the responsibility of the student, and are variable.
Financial Aid / Student Loans: The National College of Midwifery does not have any financial aid or student loans available at this time. Our students are not able to apply for federal or state grants and loans, and NCM cannot issue IRS form 1098-T because we are not a Title IV school. NCM does not qualify for this because we do not have a campus.
Refunds: Please see NCM Handbook/Catalog.
Master of Science in Midwifery Degree Awarded:
- When prerequisites are met
- When course requirements are complete
- When Master’s Thesis is accepted by the Faculty Board
- When article summarizing thesis is published in midwifery journal
- When College has documentation of all of the above
Midwifery Licensure/Certification Post Graduation:
Graduation does not guarantee midwifery licensure. It is each student's responsibility to keep current with the laws of the state or country in which they are studying and to fulfill the licensure requirements in the jurisdiction in which they plan to apply for licensure and practice. The National College of Midwifery does NOT provide job placement.