MRC - Admissions Information

All applicants for the online Master of Respiratory Care program must meet the following requirements:

  • Regular admission requires a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.7 to 2.99 may be admitted provisionally. Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of less than 2.7 will be required to submit an official report of the Graduate Record Examination (General Test) scores completed within the last five years for admission consideration.
  • Current state license as a respiratory care practitioner.
  • National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) professional RRT (advanced practitioner) credential.
  • Membership in the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) in order to access data/projects that will be needed in academic coursework.
  • An (optional) personal interview and/or additional information as requested by the program's admission committee.
  • Students not meeting regular admission requirements may be provisionally admitted. See the Graduate Catalog under Provisional Admission.


Applicants must submit the following items to Graduate Admissions:

  • Official transcripts from each college or institution of higher learning attended (other than YSU)
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with applicant’s academic or professional background.
  • A letter of intent stating one’s professional goals and how graduate education in respiratory therapy will help fulfill said goals.
  • An official report of Graduate Record Examination (General Test) scores completed within the past five years if applicant’s cumulative undergraduate GPA is less than 2.7.


NOTE: When applying please use the online graduate application and under "What type of academic program you are applying to:" select "A program 100% on-line".


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