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Rush University Perfusion Program

Rush University Perfusion Program

Rush University’s cardiovascular perfusion master’s degree program prepares you for a career as an advanced perfusionist. You’ll also train to be a leader in your chosen specialization, whether it’s education, research, or clinical. The rigorous curriculum includes coursework and clinical fieldwork, which are completed at Rush University and its affiliated clinical sites.

To be considered for the Master of Science in perfusion technology degree program, all applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university prior to enrollment into the program.
  • Have a cumulative and science grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Successfully complete all professional prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Sixteen (16) semester hours or 24 quarter hours of science coursework, complete with a grade of “C” or better, must include:
    • Inorganic chemistry: one semester
    • Organic chemistry: one semester
    • Physics: one semester
    • Human anatomy and human physiology: one semester each or two semesters of a combined anatomy and physiology course with a lab component
    • Mathematics: one college-level mathematics course
    • Statistics: one introductory course
    • English composition: two courses or documented proficiency at composition II level
    • Social sciences: 14 semester hours or 20 quarter hours. 
    • Coursework must include:
      • Introduction to psychology
      • Introduction to sociology
      • Other social science courses may include psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology.
      • Humanities: 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours.
      • Humanities courses include religion, philosophy, foreign languages, literature, or the history of art, music, theater, film, or dance. Studio art classes, instrumental music classes, and speech classes are not acceptable.
  • Medical Terminology is strongly recommended.
  • Have a personal interview with departmental faculty.
  • Complete an online application to the program and submit official transcripts for all college coursework completed.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation (academic and professional only).
  • Have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

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