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University of Pittsburgh    
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 23, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Prosthetics & Orthotics Concentration, MS

Program Requirements/Minimum Credits

Students enrolled in the MSPO Program are required to complete 65 credits to meet degree requirements. The curriculum meets all requirements for students to do NCOPE residencies and take the American Board of Certification in Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Pedorthics certification examinations. Specific courses include:

Program Total = 65 credits

*Each course is offered only once during the academic year, therefore, any departure from completing a course in its planned sequence (for example: failure for any reason, to satisfactorily complete a required course; an unresolved “G” or “Incomplete” grade) will result in a one year delay in completing the course, the remaining program requirements, and the year of graduation.

Comprehensive Exam

A comprehensive examination will be given, covering all aspects of the Program. All students are required to pass this examination prior to graduation.

Thesis/Non-thesis Options

All MSPO students are required to complete at least a Capstone Project, under the direction of a faculty advisor and an additional faculty reader. However, as a substitute for the Capstone Project, the student may elect to complete a master’s thesis, under the direction of a faculty advisor and thesis committee. Students electing to pursue the thesis option will complete 3 credits of Graduate Research Proposal (HRS 2924 ) in place of the 2 credit Capstone Project (PO 2502 ) and will also complete 3 credits of Graduate Research (HRS 2925  ).

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