RT 1The Ohio State University Master of Respiratory Therapy (MRT) is the first advanced practice clinical master’s degree for respiratory care in the nation. The MRT is designed to prepare advanced respiratory care practitioners as clinical specialists in a variety of settings.

Graduates of the MRT program will be prepared to successfully obtain advanced practice credentials to position themselves for independent supervised practice positions with more responsibility. The MRT will allow for an expanded scope of practice and additional professional growth opportunities that are currently not available in respiratory therapy.

Why earn your MRT at Ohio State?

  • First advanced practice clinical master’s program in the nation – this is not an entry-to-practice program
  • Unmatched clinical experience – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Specialized education – grounded in the evolution of respiratory practice and the healthcare needs of tomorrow
  • Learn from the best – work, research and learn alongside nationally recognized and respected faculty and clinicians
  • Nationally recognized for leadership and innovation in respiratory education and research
  • Graduates will be prepared to successfully obtain specialty credentials

Goal of MRT Program

Prepare registered respiratory therapists for practice as advanced practice respiratory therapists (APRTs) with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) domains.


The Master of Respiratory Therapy Program at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio has Provisional accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Our program number is 620001. To view the CoARC Outcomes please visit CoARC Outcomes Data. 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.

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