Admission Requirements: Master's in Respiratory Therapy

Admission Requirements: Master's in Respiratory Therapy
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The online Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy program empowers medical professionals to advance their careers and take on roles as educators and leaders in their workplace. If you’re currently a registered respiratory care worker with a bachelor’s degree, you can earn your respiratory therapy master’s degree online with a flexible schedule in under two years at the University of Cincinnati.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field.
  • Conferred degree from a CoARC-accredited Entry into Respiratory Care Professional Practice program.
  • NBRC Credentials – Be credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). The RRT credential cannot be expired.
  • Transcript: Submit unofficial transcripts for all schools attended.
  • Active state license – Upload an active (non-expired) copy of your state license.

Bachelor’s Degree

Students applying to the program must have completed a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field.

Professional Experience

Two years of respiratory therapy professional experience.

  • Upload a copy of their active state license
  • Upload a copy of your active NBRC RRT credentials

Application Fee

$65 domestic/$70 international application fee.


  • Student will upload unofficial transcripts (from all colleges or universities attended)
  • Official transcripts are not required until an offer of admission has been accepted


Upload your CV/Resume demonstrating a minimum of two years of professional respiratory therapy experience.

Personal Statement

A narrative written essay, minimum one page (500 words), describes your future academic and professional goals.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation should be from a professional (supervisor, manager, administrator, medical director, mentor, educator) who has knowledge of your readiness for graduate-level work.