University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

18 months
31333 USD/year
31333 USD/year
14666 USD/year
Tuition fee
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UT Southwestern has been a leader in prosthetics-orthotics education since 1982. Today, our Master of Prosthetics-Orthotics Program gives students world-class training in one of health care’s most fascinating and rewarding professions.


As you review potential P&O programs, keep these unique UT Southwestern Medical Center advantages in mind:

  • Our program blends academic, clinical, and research experiences for a comprehensive, well-rounded education.
  • Our location on a large medical center campus offers outstanding opportunities in our hospitals, clinics, and academic community.
  • We’re affiliated with Dallas’ top hospitals – ranked among the best in the nation: Children's Health?, Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, and Zale Lipshy University Hospital.
  • We operate an integrated patient care clinic where faculty members treat patients and remain current with clinical trends. Their experience translates into unique learning opportunities in the classroom and the most up-to-date clinical education available.
  • Our faculty members encourage curiosity and creative thinking as students explore current concepts and discover creative solutions for difficult clinical problems.
  • Our pathology-based approach to patient management teaches how common problems affect both orthotic and prosthetic patients.
  • Our tuition and fee rates are among the most reasonable in the country.
  • All of our students find residencies – often before graduation.
  • We’re located near the heart of Dallas, a thriving center for health care, business, education, and the arts.

You deserve the best education possible as you prepare for a career in prosthetics-orthotics. At UT Southwestern, we’re dedicated to empowering you for success.


UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the bachelor (B.S.), masters (M.A./M.S./M.S.C.S./M.P.A.S./M.R.C), doctoral (Ph.D./D.P.T.) and medical professional (M.D.) degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Anatomy Lecture 
  • Human Anatomy Dissection Lab 
  • Human Physiology 
  • Introduction to Neuroscience 
  • Introduction to Laboratory Skills and Materials in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

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 scores if you’re an international student

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31333 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    31333 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    14666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.

$22,000 for Texas residents (and students who qualify for the Academic Common Market) and $47,000  for non-Texas residents.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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