Eastern Michigan University

Orthotics and Prosthetics Admissions

Eastern Michigan University's Master's Program in Orthotics and Prosthetics is a five semester program starting in the fall semester and concluding upon the completion of the spring semester approximately eighteen months later.

Application Requirements:

  • Previous completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an academically accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4 point scale.

  • Meet the requirements of Eastern Michigan University’s Graduate School (www.emich.edu/graduate) and have a completed application on file.

    Previous course work must have included:

    • 3 hr. Biology a/o Life Sciences with lab
    • 6 hr. of Anatomy & Physiology or 5hr. combined course at EMU or WCC
    • 3 hr. Chemistry with lab
    • 6 hr. Math; College Algebra and Trigonometry or Geometry are recommended
    • 3 hr. Physics with lab
    • 3 hr. Abnormal Psychology
    • 3 hr. Statistics
  • In addition, The following courses are recommended, but not required:

    • Business Management
    • Medical Ethics
    • Anatomy and Physiology Lab

  • Submission of three letters of recommendation.  (If you have volunteer experience in an O&P facility, at least one of the letters must be from this source.)

  • Submission of a 1200-1500 word essay explaining why you want to become an orthotist-prosthetist and why you wish to attend Eastern Michigan University.

Background Check:

All students entering the Orthotics and Prosthetics graduate program at Eastern Michigan University are required to successfully complete a background screening prior to beginning the program. The student will pay the background screening fee directly to the appropriate vendor. Applicants for the Orthotics and Prosthetics program at Eastern Michigan University must be free of offenses that would disqualify one for employment in a health related field or to sit for a state licensing exam.

Deadline for submission:

The completed application, transcripts, and all other requirements must be completed and the necessary paperwork received by EMU MSOP no later than February 15th of each year. Notification of class selection will be made no later than March 15th of that year. In addition, the program offers rolling admission to select individuals with a minimum of a 3.5 GPA. Rolling admissions are accepted throughout the year.

Course work will include: Upper Prosthetics, Transtibial and Transfemoral Prosthetics, Partial Foot Prosthetics, Spinal and Upper Limb Orthotics, Lower Limb Orthotics, Advanced Topics in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Material Science, Musculoskeletal Pathologies and Radiology, Gait Analysis, Biomechanics, Research methods, and Business Management. In addition, there are over thirty clinical sites through which students may rotate for clinical affiliation hours.

The Orthotics and Prosthetics Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090