Admission Requirements

mps dao admission requirements

Degree Offered
Master of Perfusion Science (MPS)

Admissions Requirements
Admission to the Master of Perfusion Science Degree Advancement Option requires the applicant to successfully complete the following prior to matriculation:

Applicants to the MPS DAO must:

  • Complete a Bachelor's degree from a United States or Canadian accredited college or university.
  • Be a graduate of an accredited Perfusion education program from within the United States and meet each of the following additional criteria:
  • Present a prerequisite GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Present a Perfusion program GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Biological Sciences:
Twelve (12) semester hours are required which may include laboratory sessions. Such courses should emphasize body structure, development, tissue organization and function. These courses may include but are not limited to general biology, cell biology, microbiology, physiology, anatomy, zoology, histology, embryology, genetics and immunology.

Physical Sciences:
Six (6) semester hours of chemistry are required. Such courses should emphasize physical principles and may include but are not limited to general chemistry, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, and organic chemistry. Additionally, three (3) semester hours of physics including laboratory session are required. Such courses may include general physics, quantum physics, or physics for life sciences.

Three (3) semester hours are required.

Participant Requirements
Participants need to possess computer operating system skills and have easy access to a computer with a high speed Internet connection and up-to-date software.  Local preceptor, or proctor, may be utilized. 

Click here to review the Computer Requirements and Technical Competencies for online learners. 

All applications and transcripts are reviewed by the Clinical Perfusion Education Program Director on a case-by-case basis.  Grades lower than “C” will not transfer for credit.  Additional coursework may transfer for credit; course description and syllabus may be requested for evaluation of equivalency with UNMC.

Applicants will be considered without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, or disability.  Motivational factors, life experience, patient care experience, maturity, and references are important factors in the admission process.