Georgia State University
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
The Department of Respiratory Therapy offers a Master of Science degree, with a specialization in respiratory care, to prepare future faculty in the profession, as well as advanced clinical practitioners.
The Master of Science degree with a concentration in respiratory care offers the opportunity for credentialed and experienced practitioners to obtain an advanced level of knowledge in the technical area of respiratory care. The program also is intended to provide the ability, knowledge and skills for continued scholarly inquiry within the discipline of respiratory care.
Specific program objectives are:
-to enhance the ability to perform in the clinical site at an advanced level and assist physicians in clinical respiratory care.
-to produce a graduate able to perform as faculty in vocational/technical schools, A.S. and B.S. degree respiratory care programs.
-to develop the ability to examine the scientific basis of respiratory care procedures and evaluate technology used in respiratory care.
The program consists of 39 semester hours which can be taken part time or full time.
These hours are divided into the following:
-Core curriculum: 12 hours
-Specialization curriculum: 21 hours
-Thesis, or non-thesis option: 6 hours
-The Department of Respiratory Therapy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia holds Full Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
International Student Requirements:
In addition to other application requirements
Foreign Student Financial Statement (for international applicants seeking a student visa)
Official TOEFL score (for applicants whose native language is not English)
International credential evaluation (for applicants who have completed any education outside the U.S.)
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999