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Master of Science in Respiratory Care

Equipping Leaders

Boise State offers a fully online program designed for active Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) to pursue a Master of Science in Respiratory Care (MSRC) degree. The program supports the professional advancement of RRT’s who wish to broaden the scope of their practice through the pursuit of administration and educational positions, either in an academic or healthcare setting.

Those who wish to serve as leaders and content experts in a clinical setting will gain an advanced understanding of cardiopulmonary physiology and disease management.

Apply by June 1, 2024 for Priority Review for the Fall 2024 Program Start.

We are excited to offer an Accelerated Masters program for our RRT-BS students. Students can apply for this program three times a year.

The Master of Science in Respiratory Care team is here to help! Please email all inquiries about the program, application process, and curriculum to, and our team is happy to provide information and answer any questions about our program.

Hear From Our Students!

In this video, hear from students of the Master of Science in Respiratory Care Program about what they’ve gained from the program, as well as their favorite parts of the program. This video is available with captions and a video transcript.

Program Highlights

  • Annual fall semester (late August) cohort admissions
  • Completed in two years, 36 semester credits
  • Courses offered sequentially, one course every seven weeks
  • Capstone Project that has an impact on patient care and professional advancement under faculty mentorship
  • The Boise State University Master of Science (MSRC) Program is provisionally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Awards and Honors

Information Session

Curriculum focuses on the development of leadership, education, and advanced bedside management skills necessary to broaden their scope of practice. Students work closely with faculty advisors towards the development of a research-based Capstone project designed to demonstrate student mastery of the six program learning outcomes.

Want to know more about the Master of Science in Respiratory Care program? Join us for a live, online information session.

Register for an information session.

Integrated Curriculum and Testing Preparation

Our program provides a unique opportunity for practicing clinicians interested in advancing their careers through an integrated curriculum that not only emphasizes educational, health, and management theory as it applies to clinical practice. Students will engage with colleagues from across the nation in a variety of mediums to explore those theories in varying contexts. Students will be prepared and encouraged by the MSRC faculty to pursue presentation or publication of their research topics as well as to sit for the advanced credentialing exams offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).