Oct 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog

Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy (MSRT)


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  • Grade Requirements: To earn the MSRT degree, candidates must complete all program courses with a grade of “B-” or higher and maintain an overall program GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 36 credit hours are required.
  • Program Code:  2047MSRT
  • CIPC: 510908

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (see below for the AS to MSRT optional admission track)
  • An NBRC-issued Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on approved undergraduate/graduate coursework OR an acceptable score on Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Research Emphasis Only: basic statistics course (MATH 1040, Intro to Statistics or equivalent)

Applicants must submit an online application to include: transcripts from every institution of higher learning, proof of the NBRC RRT credential, three recommendation forms completed by appropriate professional references, and if applicable, MAT/GRE scores.  Admission requires a complete application.  Applications will not be considered until a complete application has been submitted and all items requested have been received by the MSRT department.  With departmental approval, an applicant may be allowed to take up to six MSRT credit hours prior to formal acceptance.

Additional Admission Requirements for International Students

All International students and any applicant educated outside the United States must demonstrate proficiency in English and register with the International Office in the Student Services Center. Those whose native language is not English must submit official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 570 (paper-based) with a TSE-A of 50, or 83 (computer-based) with a 26 or higher on speaking. The score may not be more than two years old.

Application

The application is available online at https://weber.edu/msrt/admission.html.  An application fee is required for the application to be considered complete.  Application for admission should be made by July 1 for fall semester admission and November 1 for spring semester admission. 

Advisement

Any questions regarding the MSRT program including academic advisement should be directed to the MSRT Program Director.

Optional Application Track for AS to MSRT

Admission Requirements for AS to MSRT

Conditional acceptance to the AS to MSRT program requires the following:

  • Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • An NBRC-issued Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on approved undergraduate/graduate coursework OR an acceptable score on Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Research Emphasis Only: basic statistics course (MATH 1040, Intro to Statistics or equivalent)

Applicants must submit an online application to include: transcripts from every institution of higher learning, proof of the NBRC RRT credential, three recommendation forms completed by appropriate professional references, and if applicable, MAT/GRE scores.  Admission requires a complete application.  Applications will not be considered until a complete application has been submitted and all items requested have been received by the MSRT department.

AS to MSRT students must satisfy the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy, excluding the 30 institutional residency credits, prior to matriculating into MSRT courses.

Additional Admission Requirements for International Students for AS to MSRT

All International students and any applicant educated outside the United States must demonstrate proficiency in English and register with the International Office in the Student Services Center. Those whose native language is not English must submit official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 570 (paper-based) with a TSE-A of 50, or 83 (computer-based) with a 26 or higher on speaking. The score may not be more than two years old.

Application for AS to MSRT

The application is available online at https://weber.edu/msrt/admission.html.  An application fee is required for the application to be considered complete.  Application for admission to the AS to MSRT program can be made at any time.  Matriculation into MSRT coursework will occur on an individual basis.

Advisement for AS to MSRT

All students who are interested in the conditional acceptance of AS RRT to MSRT application track are required to schedule an appointment with the MSRT Program Director prior to application.  Once admitted to the program, the student will be required to complete an academic contract specifying major courses, approved electives, and graduation requirements for both the BS and MSRT degrees.  All students in the AS to MSRT admission track are held to the program requirements outlined in the catalog for both the BS and MSRT degrees.

Course Requirements for MSRT Degree


Concentration/Emphasis Courses Required (9 credit hours)


Select one of the following concentrations:

MSRT Capstone Project (6 credit hours)


Note:


Electives (6 credit hours) may be fulfilled with additional advanced-practice credential(s) or other concentration/emphasis courses.  Additionally, proof of two advanced-practice specialty credentials are required for awarding of MSRT degree.

Please see Admissions Advisors.

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