Master of Science in Respiratory Care
Canisius College

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Respiratory Care is designed for registered respiratory therapists and health professionals, including nurses, doctors, physical therapists, pharmacists, exercise physiologists, and occupational therapists. Completion of this program will broaden student’s knowledge of pulmonary care.


  • Submit one official undergraduate transcript showing completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum GPA of 2.70
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Submit a current resume
  • Provide evidence of current licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist or any other certification in the related allied health professions
  • Provide evidence of sufficient college-level coursework in the areas of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and biology. Students that do not meet prerequisite requirements may be required to complete additional undergraduate coursework as a condition for admission
  • Provide a statement of purpose of approximately 500 words explaining your motivation for pursuing the MS in Respiratory Care
  • Complete a phone or face-to-face interview with the program director or a department representative

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education