Admission Requirements

Step one: Complete a registry-level program

Missouri State prepares you to function as a safe, competent and registered respiratory care practitioner.

You must first complete a registry-level program.

You can do this at any accredited respiratory therapy school, such as:

Step two: Become a Bear

After your complete a registry-level program, come to Missouri State.

Step three: Choose your major

Before completing 75 credit hours:

Stop by the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare or change your major to respiratory therapy.

Step four: Finish the program

Complete the respiratory therapy program at Missouri State.

You'll have a Bachelor of Science degree in respiratory therapy. You will be a registered respiratory therapist (RRT).

Accelerated graduate program in Health Promotion and Wellness Management

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Health Promotion and Wellness Management program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.