Admissions

The following criteria must be met in order for students to be admitted to the degree completion program:

  • Current NBRC RRT credential
  • Successful completion of a CoARC accredited A.S. or A.A.S. degree program
  • Successful completion of 55 prerequisite semester credits in science and general education
  • Part time students may be admitted with fewer than the 55 prerequisite credits; however, all credits must be completed prior to graduation.

Early application is encouraged because conditional acceptance is often offered to qualified applicants prior to May 1st each year.   The summer term begins the day after Memorial Day each year.

Applications can be submitted electronically through the UAMS Office of Admissions.  Complete information can be found at:  https://healthprofessions.uams.edu/programs/respiratorycare/how-to-apply/

Class Size

The maximum number of students accepted to the degree completion program may vary from year to year.  Cohort size is dependent on several factors that include, but are not limited to:  number of students currently enrolled, number of available faculty advisors, and size of the traditional cohort.