Prosthetics and Orthotics, M.Sc. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
34950 USD/year
34950 USD/year
29266 USD/year
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Our two-year graduate program in Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Pittsburgh is one of just 13 in the nation, teaching students how to work with physicians, therapists and other health care professionals to provide the orthotic and prosthetic needs of patients. Learn about the profession and Pitt's Prosthetics and Orthotics Program.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology 
  • Pathology in Orthotics & Prosthetics 
  • Materials, Equipment, and Fabrication 
  • Research 
  • Rehabilitation Biomechanics 
  • Professional Issues in Prosthetics and Orthotics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Verified applications will be reviewed and scored on a rolling basis as they are received


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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34950 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    34950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34950 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    29266 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29266 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,190 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $2,031 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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