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  • Program Type
  • School
    Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences

Become a critical member of a health care team. Address the needs of patients with respiratory and cardiac problems.

Need an Online or Evening Option?

You can earn your RRT to BSRT entirely online in a format specifically designed for working adults. 

What You’ll Learn

You'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to provide therapies, develop care strategies, and offer education for your patients. From therapeutic interventions and diagnostic procedures to interpreting exams and establishing a care plan, you'll be able to serve as a highly sought-after, critical member of a health care team.

Gain Hands-on Experience

With the University of Mary's Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy, you will learn in a supportive health care community — working with faculty and patients on-site in a health care facility.

Benefit from Our Partnership with CHI St. Alexius Hospital

Our program is completed on-site at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck, North Dakota and is offered through a partnership between the University of Mary and CHI St. Alexius Health.

Earn Your RRT Credential

This is an entry-level program and our graduates are eligible to sit for state licensing and national credentialing examinations offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care, leading to the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.


  • CoARC

    CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes-based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. View the CoARC’s Outcomes Data. CoARC #220133

View additional information regarding accreditation of this program including program goals and standards.

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

Respiratory therapists care for patients who have trouble breathing for a variety of reasons, including from a chronic respiratory disease such as asthma or emphysema. According to the U.S. News and World Report, respiratory therapists make a median salary of $61,830, have a low unemployment rate, and hold the #6 best health care job in the industry.

Career Paths

  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Respiratory Department Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Case Manager
  • Home Health Specialist

Take Your Next Step in Respiratory Therapy