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No prior health care experience is required to be considered for admission. 
The Master of Science in perfusion technology prepares graduates for a professional career as advanced perfusionists and leaders in education, research and clinical specialization.
This program requires a minimum of 107 quarter credit hours to be completed at the graduate level.
The professional phase of the program:
  • Includes coursework and clinical fieldwork
  • Is completed at Rush University and its affiliated clinical sites
  • Takes approximately 21 months to complete
Master of Science in Perfusion Technology Program Admission Requirements
The Master of Science in perfusion technology program is rigorous and several prerequisite courses must be completed prior to entry into the program.
Graduates of the program will be qualified to sit for the certification examination of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.
Any changes in the student's planned program for admission require written approval by the department chair.
Admission to the program is on a competitive basis. Student selection is based on factors such as:
  • Grade point average (GPA)
  • Consistency of academic performance
  • Course work completed, including required program prerequisite courses
  • Interpersonal abilities
Additional Admissions Information for Prospective Applicants
To be considered for the Master of Science in perfusion technology degree program, all applicants must:
  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program.
  • Have a cumulative and science grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Successfully complete all professional prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Sixteen (16) semester hours or 24 quarter hours of science coursework, complete with a grade of "C" or better, must include:
    • Inorganic chemistry: one semester
    • Organic chemistry: one semester
    • Physics: one semester
    • Human anatomy and human physiology: one semester each or two semesters of a combined anatomy and physiology course with a lab component
    • Mathematics: one college level mathematics course
    • Statistics: one introductory course
    • English composition: two courses or documented proficiency at composition II level
    • Social sciences: 14 semester hours or 20 quarter hours. Coursework must include:
      • Introduction to psychology
      • Introduction to sociology
      • Other social science courses may include psychology, sociology, economics, history and anthropology.
    • Humanities: 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours.
      • Humanities courses include religion, philosophy, foreign languages, literature, or the history of art, music, theater, film, or dance. Studio art classes, instrumental music classes, and speech classes are not acceptable.
  • Medical Terminology is strongly recommended.
  • Have a personal interview with departmental faculty.
  • Complete an online application to the program and submit official transcripts for all college coursework completed.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation (academic and professional only).
  • Have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Application Materials Required
  • Completed application with a $40.00 nonrefundable application fee. You may apply online.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Submit TOEFL scores, if required.
Photo caption: Perfusion technology graduate.

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