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Cardiovascular Perfusion

The Admissions Committee reviews all applications with rigor. In addition to considering the criteria below, our committee pays close attention to evidence of:

  • The applicant’s attention to detail
  • Aptitude for math, chemistry, physics, pharmacology and physiology
  • Exceptional manual dexterity and coordination
  • A commitment to lifelong learning
  • Personal motivation


  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above in all college work
  • Required 60 hours of prerequisite courses found here 
  • Competitive GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores
  • Three references
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Shadow a perfusionist. We do not require that the shadowing experience be done at MUSC, yet if you would like to shadow with us, please read the link below for further instructions.

Application checklist

  1. Confirm prerequisites
  2. Complete university application
  3. Minimal Skills Form
  4. Application fee
  5. Official transcripts of all college work
  6. GRE scores
  7. Three letters of reference
  8. Shadow log

Please note: All above information must be received before an admission decision can be made. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the progress of his/her application by viewing:

Important Dates

Application available
July 1st

Application deadlines
Regular: January 1
Late: February 28

Interview dates
After the application process is completed, qualified applicants may be invited for a personal interview and tour of the facilities which are held in February.

Acceptances offered
Regular: March/April
Late: August


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