Master Blended

Prosthetics and Orthotics

Northwestern University

21 months
36324 USD/year
36324 USD/year
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The Prosthetics and Orthotics program of Northwestern University provides a strong theoretical foundation and clinical practicum to prepare individuals for residency, followed by the American Board for Certification (ABC) in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics Practitioner Certification Exam.


The Prosthetics and Orthotics program of Northwestern University is a competitive, 21-month postgraduate degree offering clinically focused education in a research-rich environment within the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Our curriculum prepares students to become proficient, compassionate P&O clinicians; serve persons with physical impairments; apply state-of-the-art research to clinical practice; and contribute significantly to the P&O profession.

Program highlights

The program consists of didactic and laboratory instruction in anatomy, kinesiology, pathology, behavioral sciences, research skills, normal and pathological gait, biomechanics, material science, evaluation, measurement, impression procedures, components, alignment, fitting, and fabrication.

The MPO is built on a Blended Learning format where students will complete their first two quarters (six months) online. After demonstrating proficiency in fundamental concepts, students attend class at NUPOC’s Chicago campus for four focused quarters (12 months) of hands-on, supervised clinical education. During the on campus practicum, where they benefit from a 1:8 instructor-student ratio and learn hands-on clinical skills with people who actually use prostheses or orthoses, MPO students apply their knowledge and develop skills in assessment, design, fitting, and evaluation of prostheses and orthoses for Educational Models who have physical impairments, including amputations. 

The final quarter (three months) is conducted via distance education and offers students the opportunity to focus on an area of special interest while honing their clinical skills prior to beginning their NCOPE accredited residency. Students do not need to live in Chicago during this final quarter of the NUPOC MPO program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Sciences
  • Materials Science
  • Human Movement Science
  • Principles of Orthotics-Prosthetics Practice
  • Professional Issues
  • Behavioral Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Printed and signed copy of the completed NUPOC MPO Application Form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal essay
  • Sealed Official Transcripts
  • Application Fee ($95)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (international students)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36324 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 36324 USD per year during 21 months.
  • National

    36324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36324 USD per year during 21 months.

Living costs for Evanston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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