Respiratory Care

Loma Linda University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
35017 USD/year
35017 USD/year
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Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Therapists manage ventilators, which deliver pressurized oxygen into the lungs of patients who cannot breathe for themselves.


The program is designed to be completed in one year. It is also designed so that the student can select to enter either a face to face or an online option. The online and face to face option will also utilize technology to enhance and promote the advanced study of respiratory care practice in a collaborative manner through individual and group research and projects. The outcome based courses, projects and research will enhance and promote the individuals selected field of specialization.


Advances in respiratory medicine, technology, and changes in health care have created a need for better prepared respiratory care practitioners with advanced abilities in research, basic sciences, and practice among others. Job analysis research by the National Board for Respiratory Care and the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) reveals that employers and the practice of respiratory care now expect higher skill levels from respiratory program graduates. The Master's degree in respiratory care seeks to graduate individuals with advanced knowledge and skills in the respiratory care profession including research, evidence based medicine, assessment, therapeutic interventions and management of patients with cardiopulmonary related disorders.

Possible Careers: Respiratory care educator, Respiratory researcher, Respiratory care manager, Advanced Respiratory care practitioner, industry leaders and consultants.


Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Wholeness Portfolio
  • Statistics and Research for Health Professionals I
  • Bioethics and Society
  • Advanced Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Research Concept in Respiratory Care Sciences
  • Capstone Project in Respiratory Care I

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

The applicant will have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. In addition, the applicant is required to have a Registered Respiratory Therapist credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care, and licensed as a respiratory care practitioner in their state of residence.

  • A minimum of two years of full-time, consecutive respiratory care practice experience.
  • Current AHA CPR certification and AHA certification in their area of professional practice (ACLS, PALS, NRP, etc).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35017 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35017 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    35017 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35017 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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