MS Respiratory Therapy

April 19, 2021
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The online Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy was designed to provide respiratory therapists, who currently hold a

Waived Application Fee Summer Semester 2021

bachelor’s degree, with increased knowledge and preparation to facilitate their transition into an educator and/or managerial roles. The program is designed for working adults who need to maintain employment while furthering their education. Students will take two courses per semester for five semesters, and have the ability to select one of three available concentrations that focus on the career advancement goals. All of our online programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

What is Respiratory Therapy?

Respiratory therapists work with patients to care for diseases related to the lungs and respiratory system, most notably those suffering from COPD. Respiratory therapists can work in clinical settings, hospitals, hospices, or even home-

based care situations.

Professionals working in home-based care cover a range of duties, including working with patients to help alleviate pain, as

 well as teaching them how to use technical equipment and instructing family members or other caregivers on best practices.

Other responsibilities include disease management, documentation, patient education, and caregiver training. In addition,

you must have technical knowledge of how to set up, maintain and

troubleshoot equipment with limited resources while in a patient’s home.

Our Master’s in Respiratory Therapy is a completely online program that prepares students for career advancement in one of our three concentrations: Health Informatics, Health Care Administration, or Higher Education.

Is UC Online right for me?

The program is designed for working professionals who need the flexibility of online classes.
Start-to-Graduation Support
Student Success Coordinators are available to students enrolled in online programs — they are your on-campus partner who can help you manage your time and whatever you need to get you to graduation.

Job Growth

The estimated job growth for Respiratory Therapist is 23.4% over the next 10 years.


Student Testimonials
“What I am learning and what I have learned is WELL worth the hard work and sacrifice of time and money. I am so excited to be part of the promotion of this field as well. I believe in our field, and I am an eager advocate for the requirement that all RTs hold a bachelor's degree.”

Danna W.
BS Respiratory Therapy

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