Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education

Programs Awarding a
or Master's Degree


This roster of first professional baccalaureate, Direct-Entry masters’ degree programs and BSRT Completion programs was prepared by the Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE) to assist students in selecting a respiratory therapist program. The roster also serves as a communication tool for existing and developing baccalaureate and graduate degree respiratory therapist programs. The reader is encouraged to visit program web sites and to contact each program directly for more information. New or existing programs not included on the roster should use the "Contact Us" page to request a listing. Suggestions to improve the roster are welcome. An AARC approved white paper from the CoBGRTE Steering Committee, “Development of Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees in Respiratory Care,” can be read at . The AARC also issued a position statement on January 5, 2016 stating that respiratory therapist programs need to award a baccalaureate or graduate degree to prepare students for entry into practice -  Respiratory Therapist Education

Baccalaureate and Graduate First-Professional Degree 

Programs in Respiratory Therapy


A First-Professional Degree Program is an educational program designed to provide students who possess no prior competence in respiratory care, with the knowledge and clinical skills required to function competently as a registered respiratory therapist. Conferral of the first-professional degree entails completion of the academic prerequisites to become a registry-eligible respiratory therapist. Baccalaureate programs that also offer a CoARC accredited polysomnography program option are so indicated under program type. Colleges/universities that award a first-professional masters’ degree and/or an ASRT to BSRT Completion program or that are offered online are so designated under program type.




Location of BSRT & MSRT Programs in the USA

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