Accelerated Respiratory Therapy Program

The Accelerated Respiratory Therapy program is open to students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) degree program.  Eligible students will complete up to 9 graduate credit hours* towards the Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy (MSRT) degree while fulfilling requirements for the BSRT degree. 

About the Program


  • Prior to completing the application, students will meet with their Student Success Coordinator to discuss eligibility, degree plan and anticipated start date in the accelerated program. 
  • To be considered for the accelerated program, students must have a cumulative University GPA of at least a 3.0.
  • An admission decision will be made by the BSRT Program Director and BSRT Program Manager after completion of the application.  
  • If students meet the required qualifications, students will begin taking Graduate (MSRT) courses the 5th semester of the BSRT undergraduate degree plan.  
  • Students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy, after successful completion of the undergraduate Respiratory Therapy core courses, advanced courses, and Capstone.
  • Qualified students (GPA of 3.0 and above) will complete the graduate application during the last semester of the undergraduate program.
  • Students must have at least a 3.0 graduate program GPA to matriculate into the master’s degree.
  • Matriculation to the Graduate MSRT program will take place upon acceptance by the MSRT Program Director.
  • Graduate tuition rate and graduate college fees will be in effect upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy.
  • Students should consult with financial aid and/or a scholarship advisor in order to determine funding as a full-time student rather than part-time.

Application Requirements

As we review your application, we will pay close attention to your University GPA (minimum cumulative 3.0), completion of at least 12 undergraduate credit hours in the BSRT program, personal goal statement, professional respiratory therapy career and credentials, and willingness to complete the proposed degree plan. 

Complete the application and submit the following required documents:

  • Personal Statement (500 words or more) addressing the following prompts:
  • What are your professional career goals? What have you done and/or are currently doing that makes you proud and what do you hope to accomplish in the future? 
  • What are you trying to achieve through degree advancement at the graduate level? 
  • How do your educational plans relate to your personal goals? 
  • Resume (attachment) demonstrating active employment as a RRT (1 year experience), at least part-time 
  • NBRC Credential demonstrating an earned specialty credential in one or more of the following areas (attachment):   

Please note, once you begin the application, you will not be able to save and resume. Be sure to have all proper materials before beginning each section of the application. Once students are accepted to the program, additional guidance will be provided on the next steps.

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