The Orthotics and Prosthetics program shares many of the successful practices and structures of Baylor’s Physician Assistant Program and Graduate Nurse Anesthesia program.There are 1.7 million persons with amputations in the United States, or roughly one out of every 200 people. Global estimates are harder to pinpoint, but it is likely there are between 12-20 million persons worldwide with amputations. More than 20 million persons in the United States need orthotic management for physical disability or injury. Globally, the need for orthotic management may be hundreds of millions.
All this means there is tremendous need for trained professionals with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who have lost a limb or are in need of orthotic intervention. In keeping with Baylor College of Medicine’s mission to improve lives for the people of Texas, the United States and the world, the College has made a commitment to help fill this need by creating a Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics Program that:
- Provides unsurpassed diversity in clinical experience through rotations at some of the nation’s leading hospitals conveniently located within the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world.
- Has a core faculty of clinicians and experts who have real-world experience establishing practices and companies, conducting research and developing products, as well as teaching residents and students.
- Is the only program in the country to integrate a series of full-time clinical rotations exposing students to six core areas of expertise designed to meet the requirements of the NCOPE-approved residency.
- Offers modules specifically designed for clinicians interested in developing new technologies.
For more information please visit the programme website.
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
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- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
- Competitive students in the School of Allied Health Sciences normally score a 153 on verbal and a 144 on quantitative section, with a 3.5 on the analytical section of the Graduate Record Examination
- Completed application by published deadlines
- Letters from three individuals who can attest to the applicant’s qualifications. Competitive applicants have at least one of the letters authored by an O&P clinician attesting to the applicant's fitness to enter professional graduate school
- Substantive personal essay statement
International29422 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 29422 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
National29422 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 29422 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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