Degree Description

Program graduates are provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands that will be placed upon the graduate in an ever-changing field where surgical, technological, and basic sciences are rapidly changing.

The 21-month curriculum leading to a Master of Science in Cardiovascular Science degree is a full-time professional program of seven continuous quarters. The program begins with three quarters of didactic and laboratory education at the Glendale campus. The student is exposed to cardiac surgery during the second and third quarters through clinical observation at affiliated hospitals in the Phoenix area.

The clinical rotation segment commences the student's second year. The clinical rotations are off campus at various affiliated hospitals located across the country. Relocation during clinical rotations will be necessary. This is a rigorous and demanding program; however, graduates are rewarded with the satisfaction that comes with accomplishment and an excellent start to a professional career.