Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics

The 48-hour Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics degree is designed to prepare leaders who utilize science as the framework for problem-solving. The 2-year full-time applied science curriculum combines clinically oriented coursework in rehabilitation medicine, allied health science and prosthetics/orthotics with engineering. 

This interdisciplinary graduate program is in KSU’s Department of Exercise and Sport Management in the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services. As the only program of its kind in Georgia and one of just thirteen nationwide, this graduate program will leverage KSU’s established strengths in clinical care, health sciences and engineering.

Learn in World-Class Facilities

You will learn in new state-of-the-art clinical and technical facilities:

  • Clinical Lab
  • Physical Assessment Labs
  • Clinical Simulation Labs
  • Device Assembly Lab
  • Machine Room
  • Biomechanics and Motion Analysis Labs



KSU prosthetics orthotics student in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credit Hours: 48 Total Hours

Entry Terms: Fall

Time to Complete: Four Semesters

Application Deadlines:

  • Priority Applications, December 1st
  • Regular Deadline, March 1st
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Admissions Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution with a major GPA of at least 3.0. Typical MS degree applicants have had undergraduate degrees in fields, such as exercise science, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and psychology.
  • Completion of program prerequisites with a C or better prior to matriculating into the MSPO program in Fall 2023. Prerequisite Course Summary and Plan of Prerequisite Completion forms must be submitted.
  • International applicants are subject to the university's requirements for admission.
  • The GRE is not required for admission in Fall 2023.
  • A formal statement of personal goals for the program, maximum two pages, double-spaced, that includes the following:
    • Your experience in the field, including volunteer/shadowing experience.
    • Your reason(s) for choosing this degree program.
    • Your experience with research (if applicable).
    • Your career goals and how furthering your education with this degree will help you realize these goals.
    • Three references (from academic or professional sources).
    • Resume or curriculum vitae should include the following when applicable: education, experience (work and volunteer), certifications, professional affiliations, special skills related to the field, and research presentations/publications.
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Prosthetics and Orthotics Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • State-of-the-Art Research Facilities — Increase your exposure to technology, innovation, and engineering principles in KSU’s state-of-the-art clinical, technical and research laboratories.

  • Cohort-Based Program — Take advantage of the community building and collaboration opportunities that cohort-based programs offer. You’ll have access to a supportive peer network during and after the program.

  • Evidence-Based Clinical Practice — Discover evidence-based methods, including clinical measurement, molding, and digital scanning techniques to fabricate custom-molded orthoses and prostheses.

  • Make a Positive Impact — Develop a lifelong career of helping people and fill professional roles in a range of settings with clients/patients of diverse backgrounds across the lifespan.

What can you do with a Prosthetics and Orthotics degree?

  • College Professor
  • Advanced Healthcare Therapist
  • Prosthetist
  • Orthotist
  • Physical Therapist 
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Medical Technologist

Prosthetics and Orthotics Salary and Career Information

Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management

Kennesaw State University
Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management
Prillaman Health Sciences
Room 4025
Mail Drop #4104
520 Parliament Garden Way NW
Kennesaw, GA  30144-5591

Phone: 470-578-4377

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