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Bachelor of Health Science [B.H.S] (Midwifery)

 4 years
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 24,277 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers a Bachelor of Health Science in Midwifery for a duration of 4 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University is a collaborative venture shared by McMaster, Ryerson, and Laurentian Universities, and leads to a Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) in Midwifery.
  • Students have to successfully complete the 135 units total (Levels I to IV).
  • The program spans 9 terms, includes courses from basic sciences, social sciences, health sciences, women’s studies, and electives, in addition to clinical courses.
  • The courses that students study in the 1st year are:
    • Anatomy and Physiology (HTHSCI 1DO6 A/B)
    • Working Across Differences in Midwifery (HTHSCI 1C06 A/B)
    • Introduction to Research Methods and Critical Appraisal (MIDWIF 1F03)
    • Midwifery the Profession I (MIDWIF 1D03)
    • Midwifery Profession II (MIDWIF 1G03)
    • Life Sciences for Clinical Practice (HTHSCI 1J03)
    • One of
      • Indigenous Medicine I – Philosophy
      • Indigenous Medicine II – Practical
    • One elective from the Faculties of Health Sciences, Humanities, or Social Sciences
  • A variety of course formats include classroom, distance learning through web conferencing, and print-based self-study courses.
  • Teaching methods include lecture format, small group tutorials, self-directed activities, and practical learning experiences in both laboratory and clinical practice settings.
  • Students also have to study ann Intensives course which is 5-7 days in duration and consists of workshop-style presentations focussing on clinical skills. 
  • Students have to keep attendance (100%) which is mandatory for them. 
  • Graduates from the BHSc (Midwifery) program are eligible for registration in Ontario and meet internationally accepted standards. Career prospects are excellent.
  • McMaster midwifery graduates have worked in midwifery practices across Ontario, in other parts of Canada and the world.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 55,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 95,489 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to complete the High School Diploma plus six Grade 12 U/M level courses including:
    • English (ENG4U)
    • Biology (SBI4U)
    • Chemistry (SCH4U)
  • Students must be Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status before applying to the Midwifery program.
  • Students must obtain a minimum grade of 75% in each of the required courses.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Students must have 5 subjects of Class XII including all mandatory prerequisites for the selected program.
  • The student's average is calculated on Grade XII Predicted grades.
  • Students are eligible to apply if they have the following documents: Class X board results, Class XI transcript, and Class XII predicted grades.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Academic or Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.

Application Deadline

Jan 01

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fee$24277$22950$22117$21285

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food (on-campus)$ 9,195
Housing (off-campus)$ 4,860


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Ranked #45/ 600

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VISA & Work Study


  • Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Valid Passport
    • Official Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

  • on-campus employment
  • co-ops employment
  • working off-campus
  • post-graduation work visa

The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

  • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
  • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
  • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
  • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Nurses
  • Midwifery
  • And many more.

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