Prosthetics and Orthotics is the evaluation, fabrication and custom fitting of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces. We offer a master degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Pittsburgh.
Orthopedic braces, or orthoses, are used to stabilize or unload joints, normalize motion and stresses on tissue, substitute for muscle weakness or paralysis, and assist in normal growth, development and function. Orthoses can be applied to the head, neck, trunk or limbs.
Artificial limbs, or prostheses, are used to replace missing limbs or portions of limbs, and to restore more normal function of the upper or lower extremities.
Prosthetists and orthotists work in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes and home health settings. Prosthetists and orthotists are currently in high demand, and the demand is expected to increase in the future.
Why Choose Pitt Prosthetics and Orthotics?
We asked current students why they chose to attend Pitt for a master's degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics and here's what they said! Our program provides:
- A flexible curriculum for students to focus on research and/or clinical practice
- State-of-the-art labs and technology at Pitt facilities
- Knowledgeable, friendly instructors
- A class size that allows for individual student attention and access to faculty
- Plenty of exposure to experienced clinicians beyond Pitt's faculty and a chance to network with professionals both nationally and internationally
- Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
- Pathology in Orthotics & Prosthetics
- Materials, Equipment, and Fabrication
- Rehabilitation Biomechanics
- Professional Issues in Prosthetics and Orthotics
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Verified applications will be reviewed and scored on a rolling basis as they are received
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- Complete the online OPCAS application.
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (based on 4.0) in all college-level courses, as well as a 3.0 in prerequisite coursework.
- Demonstrate adequate exposure to the profession of Orthotics and/or Prosthetics through volunteer or work experience.
- Submit three letters of recommendation.
- Submit an essay describing why you are interested in this profession and your long-term goals.
- Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
- Submit offical GRE scores to institution code 2927. Paper copies of test results are not accepted.
International34950 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 34950 USD per year during 24 months.
National34950 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 34950 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State29266 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 29266 USD per year during 24 months.
Part-time: LOCAL: $1,190 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $2,031 per credit
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