Please select your requested degree.*
What semester are you applying for (i.e., first semester of enrollment/taking classes)? *
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Letters of Recommendation
Please provide the contact information for two references and upload the corresponding two letters of recommendation in PDF file format. These letters must be provided by two independent individuals who are unrelated to you and can identify your aptitude for rigorous academic study combined with the unique challenges associated with birth work. If you have identified that you have experience attending births, ideally one reference should be from someone who has observed you in a birth setting. Please upload documents only in PDF format.
Training and Certifications
The following training/experience/certifications are not required to be offered admission to MCU; however, they may strengthen your application and will enhance your preparation for pursuing midwifery education.
Additional Relevant Certifications or Trainings
Experience and Clinical Opportunity
The following experience is not required to be offered admission to MCU; however, this type of experience can strengthen your application and will enhance your preparation for pursuing midwifery education.
We value strong writing skills and creativity at MCU. Please answer the following questions in a short essay format. Maximum character limits will apply. Feel free to use your own writing software to ensure that you send us your best effort. Please note that free editing software is available at www.grammarly.com to assist you with grammar, structure, and spelling.
Why are you passionate about midwifery and how has this led you to apply to MCU? (1400 or fewer characters maximum - not words) *
Please share your vision of your midwifery career. Who will you serve as a midwife and in what setting(s)? How will you contribute to the broader midwifery community? (1100 characters maximum - not words.)*
Describe the legal status and scope of practice of Certified Professional Midwives in the United States and in the state(s)/geographic area you plan to practice midwifery. (1100 or fewer characters maximum - not words.)*
What are the challenges and/or obstacles you will face to completing your midwifery education while balancing the significant demands of an on-call midwifery lifestyle that is typically required for student midwives? Discuss your plans for meeting these challenges and fitting your academics/clinical responsibilities into your life. (1200 characters maximum - not words). *
Distance education requires that students are motivated and self-directed. Please describe a situation in which you demonstrated self-direction and personal motivation. (850 characters maximum or fewer - not words.)*
Tell us about your characteristics that allow you to learn/work respectfully with fellow students and pregnant/birthing people/families whose belief systems, health choices, identities, and family structures are different than your own. (1000 characters or fewer - not words.)*
MCU is a committed ally to all underrepresented individuals/families who seek access to midwifery care and those who strive to become midwifery providers within their communities. In your region, please identify who has not traditionally had access to community-based midwifery care and please share your goals (if any) for serving this population. If you are a part of an underrepresented community/population that has not traditionally had access to community-based midwifery care, please share how you will meet the unique needs of your community/population. (1000 characters maximum or fewer - not words.)*