Milwaukee School of Engineering

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
840 USD/credit
840 USD/credit
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Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Master of Science in Perfusion (MSP) program is designed for full-time graduate students. A clinical perfusionist operates extra-corporeal circulation (meaning blood outside of the body) equipment during medical situations where it is necessary to support or replace the patient’s cardiopulmonary/circulatory functions, such as during open-heart surgery.


The clinical perfusionist is involved in cardiopulmonary bypass, patient monitoring, blood conservation (cell salvage, modified ultrafiltration and plasmapharesis), intra-aortic balloon pumping (IABP), ventricular assist devices (VAD), total artificial heart placement (TAH), selection of equipment and biomaterials, extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), etc. In addition to a variety of administrative duties, the perfusionist may be responsible for a number of educational and research functions.

Learning outcomes

As with most allied health professionals, advances in biomedical technology have broadened the scope of responsibilities of perfusionists. The rMilwaukee School of Engineering’s Master of Science in Perfusion (MSP)  application of these technologies demands that the clinical perfusionist of today and tomorrow possess strong academic and clinical skills involving many areas of biomedical technology.

In considering an applicant, MSOE takes into consideration the overall academic performance as indicated by transcripts, test scores, personal interview, letters of reference, work experience, if applicable, and other factors. Completion of all admission criteria does not ensure that the applicant will be selected for admission into the program. Because of the extensive clinical experience required, the maximum enrollment is limited to eight students per year. In general, applicants selected for admission to the program are the most qualified of all those who apply. Accepted students will be required to complete criminal background checks and drug screens and provide documentation of required immunizations prior to being placed at the clinical sites.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Advanced Physiology 
  • Seminar on Medical Ethics
  • Advanced Physiology 
  • Pathophysiology 
  •  Clinical Extra-Corporeal Perfusion 
  •  Pharmacology 
  •  Analysis of Biological Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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

  • A completed online undergraduate student application
  • Official transcripts of all secondary or post-secondary schools that you attended (high school or college) showing complete results from every year.
  • Official ACT/SAT score card
  • Official test results from TOEFL, IELTS or DuoLingo.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    840 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 840 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    840 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 840 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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