Master of Science in Respiratory Care Program Details

Respiratory Therapist Career Options

Respiratory therapists find rewarding careers in multiple settings, including the following:

  • Hospitals, clinics and physicians’ offices
  • Critical care units and transport
  • Diagnostic laboratories and sleep centers
  • Home care and extended-care facilities
  • Colleges, universities and research facilities

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment opportunities for respiratory therapists will grow 19 percent through 2022.

CoARC Programmatic Outcomes Data: http://www.coarc.com/Students/Programmatic-Outcome-Data.aspx

Accreditation Summary

The entry-level respiratory care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care: 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX 76021. Phone: (817) 283-2835.

Licensure Information

Institutions are required to make public whether a program is designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation or is advertised as meeting such requirements. Institutions are required to make public, for each state, whether the completion of that program would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements in a state for that occupation, did not meet requirements or has not made a determination.  These requirements apply to all programs offered via all modalities (distance education and not).

Students should review the specific academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolling, including those related to practicum/internship as well as pre-qualifications for licensure such as the need for a criminal background check. We highly recommend that students contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning an academic program that results in licensure and prior to beginning any internship/practicum. Many licensure boards have additional requirements beyond successful degree completion to obtain a license. Please be advised that state laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time. Changes in requirements can impact the program’s ability to meet educational requirements for licensure. Enrolled and prospective students are strongly encouraged to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. The College will periodically review the state requirements. The College of Health Sciences disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny a student’s application.

Licensure Information by State:
  Link, by State Does this program meet the requirements?

Alabama

RC licensing

YES

Alaska

N/A state does not license this specific profession

N/A

Arizona

RC licensing

YES

Arkansas

RC licensing

YES

California

RC licensing

YES

Colorado

RC licensing

YES

Connecticut

RC licensing

YES

Delaware

RC licensing

YES

Florida

RC licensing

YES

Georgia

RC licensing

YES

Hawaii

RC licensing

YES

Idaho

RC licensing

YES

Illinois

RC licensing

YES

Indiana

RC licensing

YES

Iowa

RC licensing

YES

Kansas

RC licensing

YES

Kentucky

RC licensing

YES

Louisiana

RC licensing

YES

Maine

RC licensing

YES

Maryland

RC licensing

YES

Massachusetts

RC licensing

YES

Michigan

RC licensing

YES

Minnesota

RC licensing

YES

Mississippi

RC licensing

YES

Missouri

RC licensing

YES

Montana

RC licensing

YES

Nebraska

RC licensing

YES

Nevada

RC licensing

YES

New Hampshire

RC licensing

YES

New Jersey

RC licensing

YES

New Mexico

RC licensing

YES

New York

RC licensing

YES

North Carolina

RC licensing

YES

North Dakota

RC licensing

YES

Ohio

RC licensing

YES

Oklahoma

RC licensing

YES

Oregon

RC licensing

YES

Pennsylvania

RC licensing

YES

Rhode Island

RC licensing

YES

South Carolina

RC licensing

YES

South Dakota

RC licensing

YES

Tennessee

RC licensing

YES

Texas

RC licensing

YES

Utah

RC licensing

YES

Vermont

RC licensing

YES

Virginia

RC licensing

YES

Washington

RC licensing

YES

West Virginia

RC licensing

YES

Wisconsin

RC licensing

YES

Wyoming

RC licensing

YES

Learn More About What A Respiratory Therapist Does

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Admissions Contact 
Phone: (312) 563-2353

Email: chs_admissions@rush.edu

 
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