The cardiovascular perfusion curriculum prepares you to enter a highly skilled and desired position within the surgical theater. Lipscomb has developed partnerships all around the country that will ensure the highest quality clinical placements during your education and offer you excellent job opportunities after graduation. Additionally, a master’s degree provides you the training to be more experienced than candidates with a certificate.
As a Lipscomb student, you’ll be training in a state-of-the-art health simulation center, which is uniquely equipped to provide hands-on learning in a low-risk environment during your didactic training. The center includes a newly designed and specialized laboratory dedicated to cardiovascular perfusion instruction.
Simulation plays a critical role in assessing a student's ability to advance to the clinical phase of perfusion training. Through this low risk, high fidelity environment the student is provided the opportunity to precisely demonstrate cognitive, psychomotor and affective learning without the risk associated with clinical perfusion practice and cardiac surgery. Additionally, we use variable role play to enhance learning perfusion fundamentals for early adoption of local standards and safety practices. Cardiac service interprofessional awareness and comprehension remains critical to optimal surgical outcomes and to promote student confidence to perform in these high acuity settings.
The Master of Science in Cardiovascular Perfusion requires candidates to submit an application by the published deadline and participate in an interview process. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the international equivalent verified by WES, or anticipate earning a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation into the perfusion sciences program.
Understanding Holistic Application Reviews
Lipscomb utilizes a holistic application review and interview process, which may include the following: academics, communication skills, letters of recommendation, problem-solving skills, professionalism, work experience, degree earned, research, volunteerism, interview performance, attitude, timeliness and other factors that help differentiate those applicants that possess the highest likelihood of succeeding as part of the health care team.
Certain exceptions may be granted on an individual basis concerning admissions requirements. No assurances or guarantees are given or implied based on the completion of the prerequisites or achieving a high level of academic performance.
The Lipscomb University Master of Science Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Committee-Perfusion Education (AC-PE).
Tuition & Aid
Tuition is $1,450 per credit hour for 60 hours, a total of $87,000**. Fees are $1,000 per semester*.
Applying for Financial Aid
We encourage all students to file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for financial aid. Doing so is the only way to know what aid you are eligible to receive. Applying for aid does not affect your chances of being admitted to Lipscomb. We recommend that the FAFSA be filed by April 1. If you do not have your tax return completed by then, go ahead and file the FAFSA. You can always amend your FAFSA once your return is complete.
- Complete your FAFSA by going to studentaid.gov and electronically submitting it.
- Be sure to have your tax information from the most recent tax year and your driver's license.
- If you have filed a FAFSA before, you will need your FSA ID.
- If you have not filed a FAFSA before, visit studentaid.gov to request an ID.
- Lipscomb University's school code is 003486 (to be used in step six on the FAFSA).