Admissions

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 19–December 31: Apply Online at OPCASApplications must be completed and Verified by OPCAS by December 31st. Please submit your application and transcripts at least 3 weeks prior to allow for verification to be completed on time.

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 or IELTS scores if you’re an international student
Casting for an ankle-foot orthosis
Assistant Professor Leslie Gray (left) and a prosthetics-orthotics student cast a patient for an ankle-foot orthosis.

Important Dates

The application deadline is 5 p.m. December 31. We encourage you to apply early if all of your materials are ready as interviews begin in early December and conclude in January. 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.

Interviews

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

Decisions

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

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the department offers specific scholarships opportunities, which are available to qualified candidates. More information regarding scholarship opportunities and the qualifications will be provided during the application and admissions process.

Equal Opportunity

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.