Cardiovascular Sciences and Perfusion Medicine

MS in Cardiovascular Sciences
and Perfusion Medicine


Develop into a highly skilled leader in the field of perfusion with the Master of Science (MS) in Cardiovascular Sciences and Perfusion Medicine at Hofstra University. This 21-month program integrates didactic and clinical practicum coursework and goes beyond traditional extracorporeal training. You will experience complex aortic surgery, infant and pediatric perfusion for complex congenital and acquired heart disease, extracorporeal life support, ventricular assist devices, and cutting-edge technology in cardiovascular science. Scholarships are available for qualified candidates.

Program Highlights

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admission team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at or call 516-463-4723.

To be considered for the MS in Cardiovascular Sciences and Perfusion Medicine, you must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

Prerequisite coursework includes:

  • Biology (min. 6 credits)
  • Chemistry (min. 6 credits)
  • Anatomy and Physiology (min. 6 credits)
  • College Math (min. 6 credits)
  • Physics (min. 3 credits)

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts online for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • Essays
  • Three letters of recommendation

You are also required to:

  • Participate in an in-person interview with the Admissions Committee.
  • Pass a comprehensive background check.
  • Adhere to student health requirements.
  • Observe a cardiopulmonary bypass cardiac procedure before acceptance.
  • Applicants must submit a recent copy of their CV.

Visit the Cardiovascular Sciences and Perfusion Medicine program page to learn more.

International students: Please review additional admission requirements

The preferred application deadline is December 31. All applications submitted after the preferred deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The MS in Cardiovascular Sciences and Perfusion Medicine is awarded to students who successfully complete 62 semester hours.

Visit the Cardiovascular Sciences and Perfusion Medicine program page to learn more.

Faculty Profiles

Joseph J. Greco

Joseph J. Greco, RRT CCP LP, is a graduate of SUNY Stonybrook's Cardiorespiratory Science program and North Shore University Hospital School of Cardiovascular Perfusion. He is currently the Chief Perfusionist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center as well as Chief Pediatric Perfusionist at Cohen Children's Medical Center. He is a member of the New York State Society of Perfusion Board and has presented at numerous perfusion conferences throughout his career.

Edward DeLaney

Edward DeLaney, assistant director of system perfusion services for Northwell Health, has served as director of the American Board of Cardiovascular, Accreditation Committee for Perfusion Education, the Perfusion Program directors Council New York State Society of Perfusion, and the Connecticut Society of Perfusion. An expert in the field of perfusion, he has presented regionally, nationally and internationally on extracorporeal circuitry, special cardiac procedures and perfusion education.
Joseph J. Greco
Edward DeLaney

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How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at