Cardiovascular Perfusion

Quinnipiac University

24 months
1055 USD/year
1055 USD/year
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Surgeons don’t perform open heart surgery alone. Cardiovascular perfusionists are essential members of the support team who make this and other types of life-saving procedures possible.


They’ll teach you to operate the equipment perfusionists use to support or replace a patient’s heart and lung functions during cardiac surgery and to monitor vital cardiopulmonary signs to keep the patient stable. You’ll also learn to administer the appropriate medications and anesthesia during surgery. They`re program is one of only eight in the nation that offers graduate-level training in this profession. As cardiovascular disease becomes increasingly common, the employment opportunities in this field continue to expand, and we prepare you to enter the workforce with a competitive advantage. A strong sense of responsibility and the capacity to work effectively with other professionals in a high-pressure environment are essential qualities of successful cardiovascular perfusionists. You’ll acquire both during group activities and clinical work. Plus, you’ll learn in our technologically sophisticated Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. 

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Disease Mechanisms
  • Theoretical Foundations of Cardiovascular Perfusion
  • Systems Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Extracorporeal Circuitry and Laboratory I
  • Physiologic Monitoring

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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The application deadline is February 1.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be considered for admission to the cardiovascular perfusion program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or Canada.
  • Successful completion of the following science courses: 
  • Two semesters of basic biology (with labs) 
  • Two semesters of anatomy and physiology (with labs)
  • One semester of microbiology (with lab)
  • Two semesters of chemistry (with labs)
  • one semester of physics (with lab)
  • one semester of college-level mathematics (college algebra or calculus)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1055 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1055 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1055 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1055 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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