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Elizabeth Gilmore 1947-2011
"We must remove barriers to midwifery education in order to improve outcomes for mothers and babies."

 

 

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.

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.

MSM students require at least one preceptor.

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.

Credits:
30 Graduate semester credit hours

Timeframe:
The MSM is a two-year equivalent program, which can be completed from 1 to 5 years.

Prerequisites(all of the following):

  1. BA or BS degree in any area
  2. College-recognized state or national midwifery license or certification
  3. 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)
    Community Health (3 credits)
    Introduction to Writing and Presenting on Midwifery Topics (4 credits)
    Fundamentals of Elementary Math (3 credits)

The student chooses to complete either the MSM Portfolio Track or the MSM Thesis Track:

MSM Portfolio Track :
30 Credits:
MSM- MW500 100 MANA Statistics Births
4.00
MW510-Mother / Baby Media Project
3.00
MW520-Development of Policy & Procedure for Clinical Practice
4.00
MW540-Community Maternal- Child Health Analysis
3.00
MW550-Evidence Based Midwifery Practice
4.00
MW560-Mother / Baby Community Program Development
4.00
MW570-Midwifery Research Methodologies
4.00
MW580-Maternal/Child Health Research Practicum
4.00

or

MSM Thesis Track:
30 Credits:
MSM- MW500 100 MANA Statistics Births
4.00
MW520-Development of Policy & Procedure for Clinical Practice
4.00
MW550-Evidence Based Midwifery Practice
4.00
MW570-Midwifery Research Methodologies
4.00
MW580-Elective with Midwifery Curriculum Development
4.00

MW590-Master’s Thesis

  • 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
10.00

Research
Please see the Research Guidelines section of the 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.

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.
Additional expenses:
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.

 

Graduation:
Master of Science in Midwifery Degree Awarded:

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.