Admission Requirements & How to Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE CLOSED: FEBRUARY 1, 2021

The document submission deadline for all applicants who applied to the Midwifery Education Program

at McMaster before or on February 1, 2021 has been extended to February 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST



Please choose the option below that best describes your highest level of education

I AM AN INDIGENOUS APPLICANT
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Indigenous participation in Midwifery is important. With an understanding that Indigenous learners can face specific barriers or challenges when pursuing higher education, schools and programs within McMaster’s Faculty of Health Sciences have a facilitated admissions streams for applicants with Indigenous North American (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) ancestry. This process is intended to provide equitable access to Indigenous applicants. In alignment with the Faculty of Health Sciences Facilitated Indigenous Admissions Program (FIAP), applicants wishing to apply through McMaster’s FIAP need to complete a supplementary self-identification application in addition to McMaster University and program specific application processes.

 

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Apply though the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC) by February 1st
  2. Complete the supplementary self-identification application in addition to McMaster University and program specific application processes by February 1st

AFTER YOU APPLY

To encourage Indigenous applicants and to counter some of the systemic disadvantages that may make the application process harder to access midwifery education, the McMaster Midwifery Education Program offers the following additional admission support.

  1. We will advance all Indigenous applicants who successfully complete the FIAP process and meet the minimum academic eligibility requirements for Midwifery admission to the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).
  2. We will invite all those invited to the MMI to also attend an optional MMI preparation webinar. This webinar will focus on promoting a positive performance during the MMI and will include information on the interview process, tips and strategies for developing skills in analytical thinking, communication and self-reflection.
  3. We will invite all of those invited to the MMI to also attend an optional MEP Indigenous Interview Day (MII). The Indigenous Interview Day will allow applicants an opportunity to have an individual interview conducted by an Indigenous team comprised of a midwife, a midwifery consumer and a midwifery faculty member. In recognition of the barriers that time, distance and finances may play in admissions processes, whenever possible this interview will occur the same weekend as the MMI so that applicants are not required to travel more than once.
I AM A CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
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A.) I am an Ontario Secondary School student

Requirements

  • Minimum grade of 75% in each of the three (3) following minimum grade 12 U requirements:
    • Biology 12 U
    • Chemistry 12U
    • English 12 U
  • Completion of 3 other 12 U or M courses
  • Minimum overall average of 75% on Biology, Chemistry, and English grade 12 U prerequisites and three highest other grade 12 U or M courses.

You may apply if one or more of the required courses are in progress; however, the grade 11 prerequisite(s) must be completed so that a preliminary assessment can be made and the Grade 11 prerequisites must be at a minimum grade of at least 75%.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Apply though the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC), as a 101 Applicant.

 

B.) I am an Out-of-Province Secondary School student

Applicants from out-of-province with qualifications equivalent to Ontario Secondary School (i.e Advanced Placement Students, American Style Curriculum Students, International Baccalaureate Students, General Certificate of Education Students, etc.) should refer to the Future McMaster website for general requirement and required course information.

https://future.mcmaster.ca/admission/requirements/

 

HOW TO APPLY

Apply though the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC), as a 105 Applicant.

I AM A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE 
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A.) I graduated high school in the last two years

  • Minimum grade of 75% in each of the three (3) following minimum grade 12 U requirements:
    • Biology 12 U
    • Chemistry 12U
    • English 12 U
  • Completion of 3 other 12 U or M courses
  • Minimum overall average of 75% on Biology, Chemistry, and English grade 12 U prerequisites and three highest other grade 12 U or M courses.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply though the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC), as a 105 Applicant.

 

B.) I graduated high school more than two years ago

Please refer to the Mature Applicants section for eligibility and admission requirements.

I AM A COLLEGE STUDENT OR COLLEGE GRADUATE
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A.) I attended/completed College on a fulltime basis in the last two years

College courses will not be reviewed. Please see High School Graduate section for eligibility. Admission will be based on high school eligibility.

B.) I attended/completed College more than 2 years ago

Please refer to the Mature Applicants section for eligibility and admission requirements.

I AM A UNIVERSITY STUDENT OR GRADUATE 
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A.) I am attending/completed University at an external institution

Requirements

  • Grade 12 U courses from high school or 6 units (1.00 credit) from university courses in the three (3) required subject areas of
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • English
  • Minimum of 75% in each of the three required courses
  • Minimum overall average from most recent 42 units or 14.00 credits of undergraduate coursework must be a minimum of 75%

All prerequisites must be complete at the time of application.

A full university course is equivalent to 6 units or 1.0 credit, depending on the university.

*Note: If you have been out of high school or college for more than two years at the time you started University, please see the requirements for MATURE APPLICANTS.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Apply though the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC), as a 105 Applicant.

 

B.) I am a current McMaster University Student

See eligibility requirements above.

  1. I am not due to graduate in the spring convocation following the Midwifery Application deadline of February 1
    • Pick up the Internal Application form in the Midwifery Program Office or send an email to midwifery@mcmaster.ca to request that the form be emailed.
  2. I am due to graduate in the spring convocation following the Midwifery Application deadline of February 1; or I am enrolled in a Graduate Program at McMaster
I AM A MATURE APPLICANT 
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You may be considered a Mature Applicant, provided both of the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. You have not attended secondary school or college on a full-time basis for at least two years.
  2. You have never attended university.

Midwifery does not offer mature admission directly to the program. However, you may be admitted as a mature student to another program at the university in order to complete university pre-requisite courses for later consideration for admission to Midwifery. Once you have completed the below requirements, you will be eligible to apply to the Midwifery Education Program

 

Requirements

  • Grade 12 U courses from high school or 6 units (1.00 credit) from university courses in the three (3) required subject areas of
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • English
  • Minimum of 75% in each of the three required courses
  • Completion of 6 courses / 18 units of university level course work
  • Minimum overall average from most recent undergraduate coursework must be a minimum of 75%

HOW TO APPLY

Apply though the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC), as a 105 Applicant.

I AM A MIDWIFE TRAINED OUTSIDE OF CANADA 
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For applicants with prior Midwifery Education or Experience, Ryerson University, through the division of Continuing Education, offers the International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program. The purpose of this program is to provide internationally educated midwives with assessment and education, which will prepare them to register as midwives in Ontario. (Refer to the Ryerson Midwifery Education Program website for more information.)

https://continuing.ryerson.ca/contentManagement.do?method=load&code=CM000074


Enrolment in the Midwifery Education Program is limited. Admission into the Midwifery Education Program is by selection and reserved for candidates who meet all requirements and who satisfy the academic regulations of the university. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. It is recommended that applicants have completed at least one year of university prior to applying. The deadline for applications and all official transcripts is February 1 each year for the following September intake. Documents received after February 1 will not be considered. Please note that all required courses must be completed, with final grades available on any and all official transcripts at the time of application (excluding current Secondary School students). All official transcripts must be submitted. All documents submitted with the application become property of the university The Midwifery Education Program is a collaborative venture shared by McMaster, Laurentian and Ryerson Universities.

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