Respiratory therapy How to apply

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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.
  • For transfer students:


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)

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

There is a two-part application process for this program: First, students must apply to the University. Second, upon acceptance to the University, students must complete a program-specific application. Both links can be found below.

MU undergraduate admissions online application

Respiratory therapy program application

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

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