Select your requested degree*
What semester are you applying for (i.e., first semester of enrollment/taking classes)? *
Letters of Recommendation
Please provide the name and phone number for two recommenders and upload the corresponding two letters of recommendation. These letters must be provided by two independent individuals who are unrelated to you, who can identify your aptitude for rigorous academic study combined with the unique challenges associated with birth work. Please upload documents only in .doc or .pdf file format.
Training and Certifications
The following items are not required to be admitted to MCU, however, many of them strengthen your application. These items must be uploaded BEFORE the submission of your application in order for you to receive the additional rating points for having completed them.
Additional relevant certifications or trainings
We value strong writing and creativity in our MCU curriculum. Please answer the following questions in an essay format with a maximum of 7,200 characters (not words). Feel free to use your own writing software to ensure that you send us your best effort. Once completed, your essay text should be pasted into the field below.
- Why are you passionate about midwifery?
- What have you already accomplished toward those goals (e.g., childbirth education, lactation education, doula work, volunteer work, community work)?
- What are your plans to support and enhance your community? What has been your community involvement thus far?
- Where do you see yourself as a midwife 10 years from now? What do you want your midwifery legacy to be?
- Please tell us how your experience and exposure to birth has led you to apply to MCU?
What do you see as your most significant challenges, commitments and/or obstacles to completing your midwifery education and the significant demands of an on-call midwifery lifestyle? Discuss your plans for meeting these challenges.*
Tell us what you know about the current challenges and political landscape of midwifery and the CPM credential, including your familiarity with your state and the national midwifery organizations.*
Tell us about midwifery and birth in your community, and describe how you plan to be a midwifery leader and community builder within the midwifery profession.*
Tell us about your ability and skills that allow you to work with pregnant and birthing people and families whose belief systems are different than your own.*
MCU is a committed ally to all underrepresented people and families who seek access to midwifery care or who strive to become midwifery providers within their communities. Do you live within a region that has not traditionally had access to out of hospital birth midwifery care or are you a part of an underrepresented community or population that has not traditionally had access to out of hospital birth midwifery care? If so, please share your goals for serving this population.*
Experience and Clinical Opportunity
As a distance education program, we rely heavily on computer technology. Please describe your computer skills and ability to learn and adopt new technological skills (i.e. proficient in Microsoft Office/Adobe/email/web search/social media/uploading/downloading).*
Distance education requires that students are motivated and self-directed. Please describe a situation in which you demonstrated self-direction and personal motivation.*
How will you contribute to MCU's culture of midwifing midwives and the student community?*