M.Sc. On Campus

Respiratory Care

Rush University

24 months
766 USD/credit
766 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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We offer a master degree in Respiratory Care at Rush University. Respiratory therapists are critical members of the health care team who apply scientific principles to prevent, identify and treat acute or chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system in a diverse patient population, from newborns and children to adults and the elderly.


Rush University is the only institution in Illinois to offer a respiratory therapist master’s degree. 

Key Features 

  • The Master of Science in Respiratory Care program at the Rush University has a uniquely designed curriculum that offers outstanding leadership and advanced practice preparation in multiple areas, including critical care, neonatal care and cardiopulmonary diagnostics.
  • You will obtain hands-on experience at top-tier academic medical centers in Chicago. The low student-to-faculty ratio ensures that you will receive individualized attention.

Programme Structure

  • At Rush, you will experience the innovative practitioner-teacher model, whereby faculty members take on multiple roles as educators, researchers and practitioners.
  • No previous health care experience is required. However, an advanced standing option is available for individuals who have earned the registered respiratory therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form.
  • Unofficial transcripts - An unofficial copy of your transcript from each college and university attended is required. Copies should be uploaded online via the application system only.
  • Grade point average - GPAs must be converted to a 4.0 scale.
  • Standardized test scores.
  • TOEFL scores - Scores must be submitted for international applicants who have received a diploma from a university at which English is not the language of instruction. TOEFL scores will be waived for non-native English speakers who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a US accredited institution and have demonstrated language proficiency supported by the interview.
  • Applicant fee - A $50 application fee is required to submit the application.
  • CV/Resume.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    766 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 766 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    766 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 766 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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


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