International students with a previous non-Respiratory Therapy bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) college or university are eligible to apply for the MHS – RT. International students with a bachelor’s degree
in Respiratory Therapy from a Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredited program are not eligible to apply for the MHS – RT. International students with a bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy from a regionally
accredited (or equivalent) college or university, non-CoARC accredited Respiratory Therapy program are eligible for apply for the MHS – RT.
International applications should complete the items under procedure for admission and submit the following:
Language Proficiency. Bellarmine’s Respiratory Therapy program requires an official TOEFL iBT, IELTS or Duolingo score for verification of language proficiency for applicants: a) who were born outside the US, b) for whom English is a second language, or c) who have a degree or transcripts from a non-US institution. Applicants must earn a total score of 83 or higher and a speaking score of 26 or higher on the TOEFL iBT, earn a total band score of 7 or higher AND a speaking band score of 8 or higher on the IELTS or score a 105 or higher on Duolingo to meet the language proficiency requirement. Only official score reports will be accepted. The program reserves the right to require a TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo score from any applicant. The official score should be sent to both Allied Health CAS and Bellarmine University. In addition, the program reserves the right to require an in-person or “live” (through distance technology) writing sample from any applicant.
Financial Affidavit. All applicants must provide credible evidence (e.g. a bank statement, letter on bank stationary attesting to the availability of funds, etc.) of the ability to fund the cost of attending Bellarmine University for
one academic year. If funds are provided by another person on behalf of the student, an affidavit must accompany the financial information.
Proof of Passport. Scan of passport ID page must show validity for 6 months post completion of the program.