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International Students

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Prosthetics-Orthotics Program. UT Southwestern is a dynamic and diverse learning community that welcomes hundreds of students from around the world each year. As you prepare your application, here are some important tips to remember.

Academic Prerequisites

You’ll need to complete all of the program prerequisites, even if you’ve earned a medical degree in another country.


We need original transcripts translated into English from each college or university you’ve attended. Please mail these original transcripts (not notarized copies) to:

UT Southwestern Admissions Office
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9162

Please keep copies of the transcripts you send because we’ll own the originals and won't be able to provide duplicates.

Transcript Evaluations

We also need an independent evaluation of your transcripts if you received your degree from a university outside of the United States. Please send these evaluations to the Admissions Office before the application deadline.

The evaluation should include:

  • Subject breakdown
  • Semester credit hours
  • Grade for each undergraduate course

Frequently used commercial evaluation agencies:

Language Proficiency Exams

International applicants whose native language is not English must submit Language Proficiency Exam scores. We accept the following test scores – TOEFL iBT, TOEFL Essentials, IELTS, and DuoLingo. Applicants whose education medium of instruction is English but in a non-English-speaking country must still submit Language Proficiency Exam scores.

While there are no minimum score requirements, competitive scores are typically equivalent to a TOEFL iBT score of 100 or above. 

Our Institutional code is 6686. No departmental code is needed.

Visas and Immigration

UT Southwestern’s International Affairs Office has a host of resources for international students and can provide additional information about visas and immigration.

Licensure for International Students

International students also may need to meet special requirements before they can be licensed as prosthetists or orthotists in the State of Texas. Check with the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation for more details.