Perfusion Sciences Admissions

Requirements for Admission

Applicants must possess a Bachelors degree. It is required that applicants have recent academic training in chemistry through organic and biochemistry, biology through anatomy and physiology, physics and mathematics through calculus. Some clinical and/or research experience is recommended.

Four students are normally admitted to begin the program during the summer (June 1) of their first year.

To apply to our program go to UAGradApp-Graduate Admissions Application (

The following are required:

  • On-Line Graduate application for admission, accompanied by the appropriate application fee ($85): Select the Summer term of the year you are interested in enrolling.
  • BS or BA degree with at GPA > 3.2.
  • Prerequisites undergraduate coursework: biochemistry, organic chemistry, math (calculus), anatomy, upper level biology and physiology, and physics.
  • Clinical observation(s) of open heart surgery while shadowing clinical perfusionists.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work sent to the program director at the address below.
  • Results of the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) sent to Dept Code 0216; Institutional Code 4832.
  • Three letters of recommendation (e.g. science professors, lab mentors, employers and supervisors in academically relevant jobs, etc.).
  • A statement from you explaining what you have learned about profession and both why you wish to be a perfusionist as well as why you wish to receive graduate-level training in Perfusion Sciences.

Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis starting June 1st, 12 months prior to enrollment in the program.

Deadline for Applications: December 1st for the following Summer

CONTACT for Questions:

Vickie Healey, Program Coordinator
Perfusion Sciences Graduate Program P.O. Box 245050
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626 - 7218

Raymond Wong, PhD, CCP
Director, Perfusion Sciences Graduate Program