MSU Texas Respiratory Care Class of 2020

The Respiratory Therapy Program at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, offers a curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Degree. Following completion of the BSRC Program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Credentialing Examination for the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exam. Upon successful completion of the NBRC exams, graduates may apply for a Texas State license to practice Respiratory Care as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).


Thank you for your interest in the Respiratory Care Program.  Applications will be accepted between January 1 and April 15 for entrance into the program the following summer II semester.  Please visit the Respiratory Care webpage for more information about the program and the Respiratory Care profession:


Due to limited availability of clinical sites, the selection process for admission into the Respiratory Care Program is based upon a ranking system. Applicant ranking will be based upon, but not limited to:

•   GPA of prerequisite courses

•   Number of prerequisite courses completed at MSU

•   Performance on the ATI TEAS Examination (Test of Essential Academic Skills)

•   Applicant Personal Interview with program faculty (not all students will be selected for a personal interview)


The following rules apply to admission to the Respiratory Care Program:

1.  Students must be admitted to Midwestern State University.

2.  Students must apply to the Respiratory Care Program. Applications can be obtained online BSRC Application.

3.  Students must take the ATI TEAS Examination (Test of Essential Academic Skills). The exam may be scheduled at the Midwestern State University testing center. Please call (940) 397-4676 to schedule the exam. (Results must be sent to ).

4.  All program prerequisites must be completed before taking any respiratory care classes. The program prerequisites are Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology II, Chemistry, college-level math, Microbiology, Communication area of the core, and General Psychology or Introductory Sociology. A minimum grade of C is required for all program prerequisites.

5.  36 of the 42 required general core credits must be completed prior to being formally admitted to the respiratory care program.


Notification of admission is made in writing and requires an acceptance form returned to the Respiratory Care Department. Return of a signed acceptance form signifies that the student agrees to all technical standards outlined in the admission packet.  Students will complete all BSRC degree requirements 22 months from beginning respiratory care course work. With the degree requirements completed in May the students are in the best position to be successful when they sit for the National Board Examinations following graduation.

IMPORTANT:  Background checks, drug screening, and proof of immunization are required following initial acceptance into the program.  Applicants must successfully clear each of these three requirements to be fully accepted into the program

If you would like to speak with an advisor or have any questions please e-mail  to schedule an appointment.  A degree plan with information about perquisite courses can be found here.

Shadowing information will be given out to applicants after we receive applications in January.   


You must apply to MSU as well as to the program.  You may do that by going to the following web site here.


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