Rush University Perfusion Program


The Master of Science (MS) in Cardiovascular Perfusion program is a full-time, two-year program designed for those without previous training in perfusion technology. The program combines classroom knowledge, diverse clinical experiences and research in adult and pediatric settings. Upon successful completion of the certification exam, graduates of the program are certified as clinical perfusionists (CCP) by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.



Rush University College of Health Science


Julie Collins, CCP, LP, MS


Department of Perfusion Technology
600 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60612




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To be considered for the Master of Science in perfusion technology degree program, all applicants must:
Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program.
Have a cumulative and science grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Successfully complete all professional prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better.
Sixteen (16) semester hours or 24 quarter hours of science coursework, complete with a grade of “C” or better, must include:
Inorganic chemistry: one semester
Organic chemistry: one semester
Physics: one semester
Human anatomy and human physiology: one semester each or two semesters of a combined anatomy and physiology course with a lab component
Mathematics: one college level mathematics course
Statistics: one introductory course
English composition: two courses or documented proficiency at composition II level
Social sciences: 14 semester hours or 20 quarter hours. Coursework must include:
Introduction to psychology
Introduction to sociology
Other social science courses may include psychology, sociology, economics, history and anthropology.
Humanities: 8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours.
Humanities courses include religion, philosophy, foreign languages, literature, or the history of art, music, theater, film, or dance. Studio art classes, instrumental music classes, and speech classes are not acceptable.
Medical Terminology is strongly recommended.
Have a personal interview with departmental faculty.
Complete an online application to the program and submit official transcripts for all college coursework completed.
Submit three letters of recommendation (academic and professional only).
Have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.


Master of Science in Perfusion Technology