University of Hartford

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

Prosthetics and Orthotics



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Format: Online

Program Description:

Prosthetics and orthotics is a field that is currently experiencing growing demand and dramatic technological advancements The program is a collaboration between the University and the Newington Certificate Program in Orthotics and Prosthetics (NCP), and is based in the Department of Physical Therapy within the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP). The program will be taught on the University's main campus and at NCP headquarters at Hanger Orthotics and Prosthetics Inc. in Newington, Conn. The program offers two paths to obtaining a Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics. One follows the traditional master's pathway, in which a prospective student with a bachelor's degree applies to the two-year professional program. In addition, the University offers a "3-plus-2 program." Under that path, undergraduates at the University of Hartford can major in Health Sciences with a concentration in Prosthetics and Orthotics, and combine their fourth year of undergraduate work with their first year of graduate study, completing both their Bachelors of Science in Health Science and Masters of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 5 years. Both paths will include a post-graduate, eighteen - month residency requirement as a prerequisite for the National ABC-Board Certification exams. Please visit the University website for more information.


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 NACES member service (; TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5; Guarantor's Statement

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 60

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 607 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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