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Master of Science (MS) in Respiratory Care Admissions

Program Prerequisites

The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to matriculation: 

  • Chemistry (one course with lab preferred) 
  • Human anatomy (one course) 
  • Human physiology (one course) 
  • Microbiology (one course with lab preferred) 
  • Physics (one course with lab preferred) 
  • Psychology (one course) 
  • Statistics (one course) 

Admission requirements

You must meet the following qualifications to be considered for admission: 

  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in undergraduate coursework 
  • Completion of all professional prerequisite required courses with a grade of C or better 
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree 
  • Senior standing at the time of application and the ability to complete all preprofessional coursework by the start of the first-year’s fall term 
  • Submission of the GRE graduate school entry exam scores is encouraged but not required (from an examination taken within five years of the date of application to the program) 
  • Personal interview with program faculty 
  • Completed application to the program and submission of official transcripts for all college coursework completed 

How to Apply to the Master of Science in Respiratory Care Program

Take the following steps to apply:

You will be informed if you are required to complete the secondary RUSH Application. Please do not complete the secondary application until you have been asked.

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Shadowing Session

Contact Priscilla Alvarez to set up a shadowing session with a respiratory therapist at Rush University Medical Center.

Shadowing sessions typically take place in the morning and last a few hours.

Contact Our Admissions Office

(312) 563-2353