Respiratory therapy
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How to apply

We strongly recommend you email a copy of your unofficial transcripts to the respiratory therapy degree completion program for review before you apply.

Fulfill the admission requirements:

  • You must hold the NBRC RRT credential or the Canadian equivalent.
  • Completed at least 24 credit hours of applicable college course work, including the equivalent of MATH 1100 or ENGLSH 1000 with a grade of C- or better.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 79 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 195.

Application dates

This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. However, we recommend you apply by the dates below.

To start classes in Apply by
Fall July 1
Spring Dec. 1
Summer June 1

Gather your papers

In the online application, you will need to supply:

  • Verification of your NBRC credentials
  • Copies of your current BLS and ACLS certifications
  • Copies of your PALS and NRP certifications (if applicable)
  • Two reference letters, one of which must be from your current RC supervisor, manager or medical director

Official transcripts of all completed college work sent from each school directly to

Office of Admissions
University of Missouri
230 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Complete the online application

You can check admission requirements, transfer equivalencies and financial aid opportunities within the application.

  • Domestic application fee: $55.00
  • International application fee: $65.00

Application fee waiver questions: Contact MU Undergraduate Admissions with questions via 573-882-7786 or

Submit your application and the documentation above to

Respiratory Therapy Degree Advancement Program Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences University of Missouri 605 Lewis Hall Columbia, MO 65211-4230

or scan and email to

MU undergraduate admissions online application

Degree advancement application (PDF)

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

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