Orthotics and Prosthetics

Baylor College of Medicine

36 months
29422 USD/year
29422 USD/year
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Baylor College of Medicine School of Allied Health Sciences Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics Program expands Baylor’s proven track record of training exceptional allied health professionals.

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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.

Programme Structure

For more information please visit the programme website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
153 (verbal)
144 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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
  • Transcripts 
  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29422 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29422 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    29422 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29422 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.


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