M.Sc. On Campus

Respiratory Care

Loma Linda University

12 months
21080 USD/year
21080 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Respiratory Care at Loma Linda University 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 Respiratory Care program at Loma Linda University 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


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of High School Completion
  • Post-Secondary Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • How to Send Required Documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21080 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21080 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for California

1570 - 2658 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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