Please note: There are no additional prerequisites that students need to take for the online respiratory therapy program since students must already have a bachelor's degree in either respiratory therapy or pulmonary care.
Admission requirements for the online master’s degree in respiratory therapy are as follows:
- Online application
- GRE score(s)
- Two letters of recommendation
- Transcripts from all institutions attended
Can the GRE be waived?
Yes, with a current RRT credential. To request a waiver of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) requirement, applicants to the online Master’s in Health Science with a concentration in Respiratory Therapy (MSRT) Program must submit a written request as to why they want the GRE waived and that request provides details of their RT education and RT work experience; applicants must attach their current resume and official academic transcripts to the waiver request. Please submit your waiver request by May 15th for fall admission, January 15th for summer admission and Sept 15th for spring admission to the Office of Academic Admission. Applicants who submit a GRE waiver request after this date risk not having adequate time to take the GRE if their request is denied. The following are requirements for a waiver of the GRE:
- Minimal GPA of 3.0
- Minimum of 2 years of clinical respiratory therapy work experience.
- Two letters of recommendation that can document your work in the respiratory therapy profession.
- RRT credential
How often does the online respiratory therapy program accept students?
The online MSHS with respiratory therapy program accepts for Fall, Spring & Summer each year.
What is the average GPA for admitted students?
What is a competitive GPA for MS with RT applicants?
What is the minimum to apply?
What is a competitive score for the GRE?
150 - VERBAL, 150 - QUANTITATIVE, 3.5 - AWA
Who makes admissions decisions?
Respiratory Therapy chair and faculty members.
Are letters of recommendation required?
Yes, at minimum two, no more than four.
What factors are considered for admission?
Your overall GPA, Resume, Letters of Recommendation & GRE score.
If I am an international student with international credentials/courses, how can I apply?
You must have your credentials evaluated by an international credentialing agency (WES or Josef Silny). You must request a document-by-document evaluation. The TOEFL or IELTS is required for applicants whose first language is not English or who completed a degree outside the U.S.
What is a competitive score for the TOEFL or IELTS?
TOEFL – IBT exam score of 80 or higher; IELTS – overall score of 7 or higher
How do I apply for my I-20 Visa?
The I-20 Visa is done through International Student Services. Start your I-20.
Can I defer my acceptance?
Yes, you can ask to defer your acceptance once to the upcoming semester. All deferral cases are reviewed independently and are not guaranteed approval. Your deferral request must come no later than 10 days after the beginning of the semester. Any requests beyond that date will be automatically denied.