Frequently Asked Questions for Traditional MS RT program

You must submit an application, GRE score(s), 2 letters of recommendation, resume, and transcripts from all institutions attended.
Yes. To request a waiver of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) requirement, applicants to the Traditional Master’s in Health Science with a concentration in Respiratory Therapy (MSRT) Program must submit a written request as to why they want the GRE waived and that request provides details of their RT education and RT work experience; applicants must attach their current resume and official academic transcripts to the waiver request. Please submit your waiver request by May 15th for fall admission, January 15th for summer admission and Sept 15th for spring admission to the Office of Academic Admission. Applicants who submit a GRE waiver request after this date risk not having adequate time to take the GRE if their request is denied. The following are requirements for waiver of the GRE:

  • Minimal GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical respiratory therapy work experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation that can document your work in the respiratory therapy profession.
  • RRT credential
The Traditional MS RT program accepts for Fall, Spring & Summer each year.
May 15th – FALL, September 15 – SPRING, January 15th - SUMMER
150 – VERBAL, 150 – QUANTITATIVE, 3. 5 - AWA
Respiratory Therapy chair and faculty members
Yes…at minimum 2 no more than 4
Your overall GPA, Resume, Letters of Recommendation, & GRE score
You must have your credentials evaluated by an international credentialing agency (WES or Josef Silny). You must request a document by document evaluation. The TOEFL or IELTS is required for applicants whose first language is not English or who completed a degree outside the U.S.
TOEFL – IBT exam score of 80 or higher; IELTS – overall score of 7 or higher
Georgia State University
Respiratory Therapy
P.O. Box 4019
Atlanta, GA 30302-4019
shprt@gsu.edu
(404) 413-1225 p
(404) 413-1230 f

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