Canisius College

Office of Professional Studies

Online MS in Respiratory Care (MSRC)



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Online Master of Science in Respiratory Care (MSRC)

Format: Online

Program Description:

The online Master of Science in Respiratory Care is a fully online program designed for Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT). You may complete the program in as little as one year with full-time study. The program consists of seven core courses and four specialty track courses and enables you to select one of two specialty areas – Respiratory Therapeutics or Respiratory Care Education.

Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) who earn an MS in Respiratory Care can advance their career to pursue opportunities in management, supervision, education and research. If you are currently an RRT ready to take your career to the next level, consider a master’s degree to help reach your goal.

You will gain knowledge that can be used to enhance clinical practice and supervision, education, and research. Develop skills to formulate appropriate evidence-based questions, organize and test hypotheses, and apply research results to practice, among other acquired competencies.


Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

International Student Requirements:

Canadian and other international applicants must provide a completed Certification of Finances Form. International students who have completed university coursework outside the U.S. and Canada are required to have their transcripts and degrees evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score, or a CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) score. TOEFL: 79 IBT or 550 PBT IELTS: 6.5 overall CAEL: 70 overall

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $819 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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