Step 3 – Apply to MSRC Online Program
After submitting the graduate admission application (Step 1), you will complete the Respiratory Care program application. You can access the program application by logging into your application account, clicking “View Application” and selecting the “Respiratory Care-MS-Online” orange link in the left menu. The program application includes the following elements:
Registered Respiratory Therapist credential (i.e. RRT)
Upload an image of your current Registered Respiratory Therapist credential, front and back of document.
Active State License
Upload an image of your active state license (if applicable) or document showing you are eligible to practice by the government or equivalent. Show front and back of document.
Clinical experience not less than 2 years is preferred, but more recent graduates are welcome to apply and will be considered based on evidence of excellent academic record (i.e. greater than 3.5 cumulative GPA for undergraduate Respiratory Care course work, exceptional research background, work experience of less than two (2) years in an innovative or unconventional Respiratory Therapist role).
While you are in the online admissions application, you will be asked to upload your resume or CV. The document should include education, work experience, active credentials and licenses, professional organizations, and significant service work. Limit to 2-4 pages in length.
List work experience in the following format:
- Agency/company Name
- City and state where agency/company is located
- Start date and last date of employment
- Part-time/full-time status
- Position title
- Job description (major responsibilities of this position or activities completed)
- Certifications and credentials
- Activities, presentations, publications you were involved with
Compose a response to the following questions. Completed statement with all responses should be limited to two (2), double-spaced pages, with one inch margins. Your essay should reflect your best professional writing. Your response will assist the Admissions Committee in evaluating your capacity for and interest in the graduate level Respiratory Care program. In essence, this is your interview with the committee. While you are in the online admissions application, you will be asked to upload this document.
- How will this degree help you achieve your personal/professional goals?
- What are your possible research or capstone project interests?
- What are your expectations of the Master of Science in Respiratory Care program?
- What additional information should we know about you that makes you a great candidate for the degree program?
Letters of Reference
Two (2) letters of reference are required. In the online application, you will give information regarding the people who will write your letters of reference. Provide each reference’s name and email address. These people will be contacted and asked to submit a letter. It is your responsibility to confirm the references have submitted the documents.
It is recommended that one (1) letter come from a previous instructor and one (1) from a supervisor. Please note that recommenders may be contacted to verify information. Reference letters from relatives and friends will not be accepted. If it has been more than four (4) years since you last worked with the selected instructor, we suggest asking for a letter from a second supervisor. If you do not have professional work experience, both letters can come from instructors.