University of Nebraska Medical Center

Admission Requirements

Master of Respiratory Care Admission Requirements

Enrollment in each program is limited and competitive. The admissions committee of each program, composed of program faculty and administration, evaluates the qualifications of each applicant, and makes the final selections for admission.

Academic Criteria

  • A bachelor’s degree (in any major, but must be well-rounded in the biological sciences, chemistry, and mathematics)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required at the time of application submission.
  • A minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.75 is required at the time of application submission.
  • Completion of prerequisite courses (listed below)
  • Courses used for required prerequisites must be a letter grade of “C-” or above. [Exceptions to this policy due to COVID-19]
  • Any repeated course grades will be considered if improvement was achieved.
    Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

UNMC no longer requires or utilizes scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admission to the Master of Respiratory Care program.

Conversation Time

Three (3) unique conversations with a Respiratory Therapist are required. Three separate Conversation Confirmation Forms reflecting these experiences must be received by the application materials deadline.

Required Undergraduate Prerequisites

Biological Sciences
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4 credits)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (4 credits)
  • NOTE: Anatomy and Physiology requirements can be fulfilled by a series of two separate anatomy and physiology courses or a series of combined anatomy and physiology courses.
  • Microbiology with Lab (4 credits)
Physical Sciences
  • General Chemistry with Lab (4 credits)
  • Physics with Lab (4 credits)
  • College Algebra (3 credits)
Medical Terminology
  • Either a college/university course or a certificate program is acceptable
  • UNMC offers a medical terminology course (CAHP 310), which meets this requirement. Taking this course at UNMC is not a preference factor for admission.
Application Deadlines and Admissions Timetable: March 15, 2024, Late entry April 1, 2024

Complete application details will be available soon.