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Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics

PO student working in lab

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in keeping with the guidelines issued by the state and local governments, the University of Pittsburgh has determined that all Pitt classes will remain online through the end of the semester. The summer semester has also been moved entirely online. For SHRS programs with summer start dates, please consult your program faculty for further information. View University & SHRS updates here

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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
  • Opportunities to gain real-world experience in a wide variety of settings within a strong rehab community
  • A record of student success - 100% of students receive certification!
  • A strong student organization
  • A young "hip" professional setting at Bakery Square
  • The advantages of living in a city with culture, a long tradition of sports and a low cost of living
Student working with patient on prosthetic hand


Our two-year graduate program in Prosthetics and Orthotics 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.


Applicants to the Prosthetics and Orthotics Program can have an undergraduate degree in any area as long as they have completed the prerequisite coursework and all other admission requirements.

Student working on part of Prosthetic leg


The 65-credit Prosthetics and Orthotics curriculum requires five consecutive semesters of study and clinical internships, culminating in a comprehensive exam. Students can choose thesis and non-thesis options.

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There are a number of Prosthetics and Orthotics scholarship opportunities from various programs, foundations and organizations, each with different deadlines. 

Accreditation Status

The Master of Science Program in Prosthetics and Orthotics has been granted accreditation by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE). Our graduates are fully eligible to do an NCOPE residency, and then upon successful completion of the residency, take the certification examinations offered by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC).

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