University of Hartford

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics


200 Bloomfield Ave

West Hartford, CT 06117

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Admission into the Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO) program is offered to those who hold a bachelor's degree, have completed the prerequisite courses, and otherwise qualify for admission.

This is a full-time, on-campus program that prepares students for entry into the fields of prosthetics and orthotics. We also offer an online graduate program for current prosthetists and orthotists. See transitional MSPO.

Prosthetists design, fabricate, and fit devices known as prostheses (artificial limbs) for individuals who have partial or total absence of a limb.

Orthotists design and fit devices known as orthoses (orthopedic braces) to enhance function and provide care for patients who have disabling conditions of the limbs and spine.

New design innovations and advances in technology are offering dramatic benefits to people who utilize prostheses or orthoses. For example, advanced prosthetic knees can be controlled by microprocessors that provide a more normal walking pattern. Braces equipped with Bluetooth devices can electronically interface with nerves to enhance motor control. The exciting combination of material science, engineering, and healthcare makes the prosthetist/orthotist a uniquely qualified member of today's healthcare team. Just as the technology has advanced, so too, has the challenge of educating professionals in the prosthetics and orthotics fields.

Our faculty is made up of expert clinicians with advanced degrees who are committed to advancing the profession of prosthetics and orthotics and mentoring those who will become the new professionals of tomorrow. Our graduates are prepared to meet the intellectual, social, cultural, and economic challenges of our changing healthcare system.


The program is fully accrediated by the Commission on Accrediation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Hanger Group

International Student Requirements:

Evaluation of international transcripts by WES ; TOEFL iBT 80/IELTS 6.5; Guarantor's Statement

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 59

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 525.00USD USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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