Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BS)—Degree Completion

School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics

Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Build on your associate’s degree and registered therapist’s experience to advance the respiratory care profession—and your career—through leadership training and evidence-based practice.

Attain the Degree Preferred by the AARC

As respiratory care has grown more complex during the last 20 years, the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has designated the BS as the preferred degree for respiratory therapists. You can complete our 36-credit, all-online bachelor’s program—specifically designed for any registered therapist who holds an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy—in either 12 months (full time) or 24 months (part time). The program not only trains you on a personal level to improve your delivery of patient-centered care, it gives you a distinct advantage in the next stages of your career. The program starts in fall, spring, and summer.

Doing well while doing good

Professional success and personal satisfaction go hand-in-hand for MCPHS respiratory-therapy graduates.


Average salary for respiratory therapists with a bachelor’s degree in 2022

#3 in the country for value

A study by Georgetown University has ranked MCPHS as the third best institution in the U.S. for the economic value it provides for its students.

Top 20 Best Healthcare Jobs

U.S. News and World Report has recognized Respiratory Therapy as one of the top 20 Best Healthcare Jobs, underscoring its significance in the field of healthcare.

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The MCPHS Online Experience

Explore the resources that will enable you to access MCPHS’ world-class healthcare education online. 

The MCPHS Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BS)—Degree Completion Program is currently in the process of seeking CoARC accreditation for a respiratory care program. However, MCPHS can provide no assurance that accreditation will be granted by the CoARC.

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