Admissions Requirements: MSN Nurse-Midwifery

June 15, 2020

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The Master of Science in Nursing Nurse-Midwifery online program is designed for working nurses with busy schedules, our online Master of Nursing (MSN) programs enable you to pursue your professional goals on your own time. Earn your graduate degree without forfeiting your current position. Courses can be completed on a full- or part-time schedule.

The MSN Nurse Midwifery program admits students three times per year and typically has between 100-120 students at a time in all cohorts combined, which allows for plenty of one-on-one contact with faculty.

The most recent year for which graduation data is available is 2014. For students who matriculated that year, the graduation rate was 70%. The student retention rate for 2017-2019 is 89%.

Applicants are reviewed for admission based on their ability to successfully complete their graduate studies, as well as the criteria listed below.


  • Active and unrestricted current RN license
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree conferred from a regionally and ACEN (formerly NLNAC) or CCNE accredited institution
  • Overall minimum BSN GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (recommended)
  • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a 2.0 or higher on 4.0 scale.
  • Science GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • A minimum of one year of RN experience (preferably in labor and delivery)


Applications for the online Master of Science in Nursing and online Post-MSN Certificate programs are submitted through NursingCAS.


Official transcripts from all institutions attended.

Minimum GPA

Overall minimum BSN GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. (A comparable level of achievement is expected for other grading systems.)


Three letters of reference

References should come from individuals who can attest to your academic and professional skills.

Goal Statement

Personal goal statement


Professional resume

Additional Fees

  • $65 ($70 international) non-refundable University of Cincinnati Graduate School application fee.
  • $300 non-refundable matriculation fee required upon acceptance, but will be applied to tuition.

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