MS in Cardiovascular Perfusion - Post Professional

Joseph Sistino, Ph.D., Division Director

New technologies and surgical procedures require that practicing certified cardiovascular perfusionists (CCP) have an increased knowledge base for managing both neonates and elderly patients with complex medical conditions as well as the application of new cardiac assist devices. Leadership skills are becoming more essential as an increased number of practicing cardiovascular perfusionists attain leadership roles.

The post-professional Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion is designed for working perfusionists who have completed an AC-PE accredited perfusion education program. This graduate level program provides individuals an opportunity to advance their educational and professional goals.

The one-year program is completed via distance learning, using a combination of online course work, independent reading, and projects. In addition to perfusion specific coursework, students will also take courses in leadership, quality improvement, and informatics. The program includes a capstone research project.