University of Nebraska Medical Center

Online Perfusion Degree Advancement Option

Completely online degree advancement for clinical perfusionists interested in pursuing a masters degree.

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Why Degree Advancement?

The online Master of Perfusion Science Degree Advancement Option allows working perfusionists, who have completed a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs accredited perfusion program, the opportunity to advance their education and professional goals while working in their home communities.

Why Advance Your Degree at UNMC?

Individual Plan of Study

The program director will work with you, as a qualified candidate, to develop an Individual Plan of Study that includes coursework and a thesis project designed to match your clinical and educational background with your professional goals.

Examples of Program Completion Timelines

Completely Online

This program is available through distance education technology and may be completed on a part-time basis by qualified perfusionists. We use a variety of distance learning technologies (mostly synchronous and asynchronous online activities, independent reading, and projects). You will write papers, complete projects, conduct research, communicate with professors and students online, work independently on assignments and with coworkers on group projects, do case presentations, take quizzes and exams, etc.

Program Snapshot

Course Load
Full-time or part-time
4 semesters up to 5 years
Start Date
Spring or Fall

Applicants must be pre-approved for enrollment by the Clinical Perfusion program and must have entered the perfusion training with a Bachelor's degree.


The Master of Perfusion Science Degree Advancement Option objectives are:

  • To enable Perfusion professionals in good standing to earn a Master's of Perfusion Science degree.
  • To utilize distance learning technologies; providing access to education and the opportunity for technologists to continue to work in their profession while they complete their degree.
  • To provide Perfusion professionals the opportunity to advance professionally and personally, develop independent-thinking and critical-judgment skills, and to become more flexible and competitive in today’s healthcare environment.