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Earn your Bachelor or Master of Science degree and see why MCU is one of the most respected, MEAC-accredited distance education midwifery programs in the nation. The Fall 2021 Trimester application deadline is March 1, 2021.

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Graduate Program


MSM Student: Tara Stephen, CPM, MSM Candidate, conducting a newborn exam as a Midwife of Excellence.

Interested in Earning a Master’s Degree in Midwifery?

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The MCU graduate program offers a Master of Science in Midwifery (MSM) degree. The graduate program is designed for midwives looking to obtain advanced skills in one or more of our four areas of program distinction: midwifery research, midwifery outreach, midwifery policy, and midwifery education. Graduates of the MSM program will have the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to influence innovative directions in the maternity care landscape as forefront contributors to best practice models, advocacy initiatives, community education, health equity, and evidence-informed care. Upon completion of the degree program, you will hold a MSM (Master of Science in Midwifery) graduate degree!

The 32-credit program provides coursework in research methodologies, professional development topics (e.g., midwifery education, community maternal and child health, holistic midwifery), critical studies in midwifery care, and fieldwork-based experiential learning. Additionally, you will complete a research-based thesis or non-thesis applied project, in which you will make an original, substantive contribution to midwifery care and maternal-child health. ,

You will work closely with the Dean of Graduate Studies to develop an Individualized Development Plan (IDP) that will help tailor your graduate studies. You will also engage in professional and academic experiences, such as conference presentations, graduate seminars, and opportunities for publishing. Your work in the graduate program will be guided by a MSM committee, consisting of one primary advisor and at least two additional MCU graduate faculty members.

Your graduate studies will be individualized and substantive with plenty of support by graduate faculty and the MCU graduate student community.

Contact Megan Koontz, MCU Academic Dean, at  or 1‐866‐680‐2756, ext. 812 to discuss your future today!


1) must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field;

2) must be or have been recognized as a midwife by regional, national or international certification or licensure. Traditional or community midwives without past or current proof of certification/licensure may choose to prepare a portfolio demonstrating the experiences and training they engaged to become a midwife; and

3) must complete SOSC 1010 (Equity and Anti-Oppression in Midwifery Care: Understanding Difference, Power, & Privilege), SOSC 2050 (Ethics & the Law) and STAT 2010 (Principles of Evidence-Informed Practice), or demonstrate course equivalency. These three courses can be completed as part of your graduate program.


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