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Master of Science (MS) in Respiratory Care Curriculum

Program Objectives

Our Respiratory Care (MS) program is dedicated to clinical and academic excellence in teaching, research, service and patient care. We aim to educate well‑qualified, competent respiratory therapists who demonstrate leadership ability. 

The program provides you with an outstanding education in preparation for a satisfying career as advanced respiratory care practitioners. It also provides a foundation for leadership in management and supervision, research and clinical specialization. 

Interaction with faculty, respiratory therapists, physicians and nurses is essential to the program. You engage in seminars, intensive classes and laboratories, and clinical training in hospitals. 

Graduation Requirements

The Respiratory Care program requires a minimum of 92 term hours of credit for graduation. 

This is an integrated program that requires 29 term hours of program preprofessional prerequisite requirements prior to admission for the 24-month professional phase.  

The preprofessional phase requirements can be completed at any accredited college or university and include completion of a bachelor’s degree. The professional phase includes over 1,000 hours of clinical practice. 

Students who have respiratory care credit from other institutions may enter the program through the RRT Advanced Standing (MS) track. We attempt to grant academic credit for equivalent courses and knowledge acquired from experience or completion of the RRT. 

All students must meet the same standards for graduation. 

Course Curriculum