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MS in Cardiovascular Perfusion - Post Professional


The Cardiovascular Perfusion Post Professional Program (CVP) is a graduate program in the College of Health Professions at MUSC. The program allows working perfusionists who have completed an AC-PE accredited perfusion education program the opportunity to advance their educational and professional goals.

The program has an active research agenda focused on improving patient care through scientific evaluation of techniques and devices. This graduate level program will provide a plan of study that includes coursework and a capstone research project that is designed to address these requirements. Courses will be available through a variety of distance learning technologies (asynchronous online activities, independent reading, and projects).  

Distance Education Information

MUSC has been approved by South Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Currently, MUSC accepts applications to the Cardiovascular Perfusion Post Professional Program from students who live in all states except the territory of Puerto Rico.

To learn more please see the Office of Institutional Effectiveness' State Authorization page


Prerequisites for admission to the Cardiovascular Perfusion Post Professional Program consist of:

  1. Certified Clinical Perfusionist (CCP) by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.
  2. Completion of an AC-PE accredited perfusion education program.
  3. Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree with eligible transfer credits.

Additional requirements and a full list of prerequisites coursework can be found at the College of Health Professions website.

Application Process

In addition to the application itself the applicant must complete supplemental reference materials specific to the program to which they are applying. These forms are available in PDF format within the application and are also sent through email once an application is submitted. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from each post-secondary school attended and all materials must be received by the application deadline.

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Fall 2019 Regular July 1, 2018 July 31, 2019
Fall 2020 Regular July 1, 2019 January 31, 2020