Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion Admissions & Deadlines

Admissions requirements

To be considered for admission into the cardiovascular perfusion master’s program, you must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation
  • Cumulative and science prerequisite grade point averages (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job (support is available for students with disabilities)
  • The following prerequisite courses completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to matriculation:
  1. Natural and biological sciences, 16 semester hours or 24 quarter hours, including the following courses:
    1. Human anatomy and physiology, one semester each or two semesters of a combined course with a lab component
    2. Inorganic chemistry, one semester
    3. Physics, one semester
  2. Mathematics, two courses, including:
    1. Statistics, one semester
    2. College algebra (or higher-level math), one semester
  3. English composition, two courses (typically 6 semester hours or 8 quarter hours total)
  4. Social sciences, 14 semester hours or 20 quarter hours, including the following courses:
    1. Introduction to psychology
    2. Introduction to sociology
    3. Other social science courses may include psychology, sociology, economics, history or anthropology
  5. Humanities, 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours. Please note the following:
    1. Humanities courses may include religion, philosophy, foreign languages, literature, or the history of art, music, theater, film or dance
    2. Studio art, instrumental music and speech classes are not acceptable
  6. Medical Terminology, one course

How to apply

Entry term: Fall (September)
Application cycle: September 15 - January 1
Deadline to submit an application: January 1*

* Applications will be reviewed as they are verified by AHCAS. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications and application items as early in the admissions cycle as possible. Interviews will begin in January/February and are required for admission into the program. Applicants whose applications have been verified and reviewed will receive an application status update or interview invitation by the end of February.

To apply to the Master of Science in cardiovascular perfusion program, complete the following steps:

Submit an application using the Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS).

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You will also need  to submit the following through AHCAS:

  1. Official transcripts from every U.S. college or university attended
  2. International course evaluation for all courses and degrees completed at a college or university outside the United States
  3. Personal statement
  4. Three professional recommendations

If your native language is not English, submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

Participate in a personal interview with program faculty.


While shadowing or observing a perfusionist is not required, prospective students are encouraged to seek out such opportunities to gain a better understanding of the perfusionist’s role in the operating room. Applicants who choose to shadow a perfusionist should use this form to document their hours.

Admissions Contact 
Phone: (312) 942-7120


Application Deadline
Jan. 1


Attend an information session

Learn more about the Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion program at an on-campus or online information session.