Quinnipiac University

MHS in Cardiovascular Perfusion Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Health Sciences are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Application Timeline

The application deadline is February 1.

The Perfusion Advisory Council begins looking at files in November and December and begins interviewing candidates between December and March. An interview with the program director is required prior to a decision of admission. Decisions will be made individually as an application becomes complete. Final decisions will be made by the program director, with input from the medical director and the Perfusion Advisory Council, an organization made up of certified clinical perfusion preceptors from hospitals affiliated with Quinnipiac University.

Admission Requirements

The MHS in Cardiovascular Perfusion is highly competitive. If your application meets all necessary qualifications, you will be contacted for a personal interview that is required for admission to the program.

In order to be considered for admission to the cardiovascular perfusion program, applicants must meet the following criteria.

Academic Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in a science or health-related discipline from a regionally accredited American or Canadian college or university

  • Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Successful completion of the following science courses:

    • Two semesters of general biology (with labs)

    • Two semesters of anatomy and physiology (with labs)

    • One semester of microbiology (with lab)

    • Two semesters of chemistry (with labs)

    • One semester of biochemistry or cellular physiology

    • One semester of physics (with lab)

    • One semester of college-level mathematics (college algebra, calculus or biostatistics)

    • One semester (two or three credits) of medical terminology*

*Medical Terminology requirement waived for applicants with 5 or more years of critical care experience.

Prerequisites should be completed within ten years of application.

Prerequisites, except for medical terminology and mathematics, must be taken on-campus from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or Canada. Science prerequisite courses taken at a four-year college or university are preferred.

Applications will be ranked based on a strong academic record, experience in a relevant clinical area, perceived ability to complete a challenging didactic and clinical program and the strength of professional recommendations.

Professional Requirements
  • Two years of healthcare work experience is required. Preference is given to candidates who have experience in critical care areas such as ICU, CCU, ER and OR.

  • You must be certified in Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association.

Required Documents

  • Application: Complete the information required on the application form.

  • Fee: You will be asked to include a non-refundable application fee of $45 by credit or debit card when submitting your application. Do not send cash or check.

  • Official transcripts: It is your responsibility to request official transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate and professional schools attended (including part-time and summer study). If you received transfer credit from another institution, it is still necessary to have an official transcript sent from the original university. These transcripts must be provided to Quinnipiac University in a sealed envelope or sent electronically to graduate@quinnipiac.edu

  • Letters of recommendation: Three professional references are recommended but you must have two professional references submitted on your behalf for your file to be considered complete. You will be required to enter your recommenders' contact information on the application.

  • Letter of intent: You will be asked to include a letter of intent discussing why you wish to pursue the cardiovascular perfusion program and how a degree from Quinnipiac will assist you in your career goals.

  • Resume: You will be asked to include an up-to-date resume.

  • Clinical Observation (optional, highly recommended): The most competitive applicants will have completed a clinical observation in a surgical case utilizing cardiopulmonary bypass. Applicants should document this experience using the form below (or verification on institutional letterhead) and upload it as part of their application materials. Students may also upload this document from the student portal after submitting their application.

  • Professional licenses/certificates (optional): You will be able to upload any professional licenses or certificates when completing your application or from your student portal after submitting your application.

  • GRE exam: Not required.

Applications are reviewed once all of the required materials have been received. It is your responsibility to ensure that missing documents are received prior to the stated admissions deadline. 

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