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Respiratory Therapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 months
University rank #701 (ARWU) Syracuse, NY, United States
The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy Degree Program at Upstate Medical University SUNY is for students who want to become respiratory therapists and earn the credential of Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
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The Respiratory Therapy program at Upstate Medical University SUNY accepts 20 students each year at the main campus in Syracuse and up to eight students each year at the Distance Learning site in Binghamton.

Key Features 

  • The 21-month Bachelor of Science program prepares students for entry-level as well as advanced-level practice. 
  • The coursework is designed specifically to help prepare respiratory therapists to become excellent bedside respiratory therapists, prepared to work in a wide variety of Respiratory Care specialties, and also leaders in management, education and research — distinct and measurable advantages of a Bachelor's Degree vs. an Associates Degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Clinical Application I: Basic Respiratory Care
  • Physical Principles of Respiratory Care
  • Clinical Lab 
  • Disease Management  
  • Cardiopulmonary Physiology 
  • Professional and Technical Writing

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Submit a verified AMCAS application by October 15th
  • Submit Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores to AMCAS by October 15th
  • Submit the appropriate letters of recommendation to AMCAS
  • Submit a SUNY Upstate Medical University Secondary Application by December 1st - once our admissions office receives your verified AMCAS application we will forward you instructions on how to access our secondary application
  • Submit a non-refundable application processing fee of $110 by December 1st

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 21 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 21 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3535 USD per semester and a duration of 21 months.
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Living costs for Syracuse

  • 935 - 1370 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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