We’re very glad you’re considering the Master of Prosthetics-Orthotics Program, a comprehensive learning experience that will prepare you for one of health care’s most rewarding careers. We invite you to apply.
Beginning the Application Process
The first step in applying is to complete an online application with Orthotic Prosthetic Centralized Application System (OPCAS). This link will be available July 15–December 31.
The application will require:
- Three letters of recommendation from instructors, employers, undergraduate advisors, volunteer supervisors, or academic/research mentors.
- Original transcripts from all of the colleges you’ve attended.
- Your GRE scores. (Scores are acceptable within five years of taking the exam.) Our GRE school code is 6686.
- TOEFL scores if you’re an international student.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. December 31. We encourage you to apply early if all of your materials are ready. The Admissions Committee is not able to review applications that arrive late or are incomplete, so be sure to apply on time. The Committee reviews applications after we receive them. You can view your application status on OPCAS. The new class each year begins its studies in late May.
After reviewing applications, the Admissions Committee selects the group of candidates to be interviewed. If you’re selected, we’ll contact you to arrange a convenient interview time. During your visit, you’ll tour the program, and meet with faculty and current students
After the interviews, our Admissions Committee will make its final decision by April 1.
As You Apply
As you prepare your application, your goal is to demonstrate an unshakable work ethic, a strong desire to join the prosthetics-orthotics profession, and the life, work, and academic experience to handle a demanding curriculum. The Admissions Committee takes a broad range of factors into consideration as we select candidates, including:
- Quality and quantity of academic preparation (Earn a recommended GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in science and overall.)
- Evidence that you have thoroughly researched and understand the profession
- Service and leadership, including awards and honors
- Superior interpersonal skills
- Enthusiastic letters of reference
- A mature, insightful essay
Each year, the department/program will provide a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship to two incoming students. The purpose of this scholarship is to diversify the enrollment of the School of Health Professions by providing a financial award to students from a disadvantaged background* who are pursuing a career in the health professions. More information on this scholarship will be provided to those students accepted for admission into a health professions program.
*From a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
"An individual from a disadvantaged background is defined as one who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program providing education or training in an allied health profession; or comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S. Bureau of Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index, and adjusted by the Secretary, HHS, for use in health professions and nursing programs."
We welcome applications regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. Our commitment to equal opportunity includes non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.