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 the UT Southwestern Admissions Office, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, Texas 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, and grade for each undergraduate course. Here are contact details for some frequently used commercial evaluation agencies:

Educational Credential Evaluators
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: 414-289-3400


International Education Research Foundation
Credentials Evaluation Service
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3665
Phone: 310-258-9451

Educational Records Evaluation Service
777 Campus Commons Road
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825-8309
Phone: 916-565-7475


World Education Service
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
Phone: 212-966-6311

Test of English as a Foreign Language

International applicants whose native language is not English must show sufficient command of the English language to permit them to perform effectively as a student. Such applicants are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and have their scores sent to the Admissions Office. For the TOEFL, the recommended minimum score is 600 for the paper exam, 250 for the computer-based exam, and 100 for the Internet-based exam. For the IELTS, the recommended minimum score is 7. If the scores are over two years old, the applicant may need to retake the exam. Our TOEFL school code is 6686.

Visas and Immigration

The UTSW International Affairs Office has a host of resources for international students and can provide additional information about visas and immigration.


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 Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics for more details.