Sep 18, 2021  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
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Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ORPR)

Admission Requirements
Applicants must:

  1. Hold 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.

  2. Course work must include:

    • Three hours of biology.

    • Six hours of Anatomy and Physiology or five hours combined course at EMU.

    • Three hours of Chemistry or Inorganic Chemistry.

    • Six hours of Math; college Algebra and Trigonometry are recommended.

    • Three hours of Physics.

    • Three hours of Psychology.

    • Statistics (recommended).

    • Medical Ethics (recommended).

  3. Meet the requirements of the Graduate School ( and have a completed application on file.

  4. Have taken the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).

  5. Submit three letters of recommendation. If you have volunteer experience in an orthotics and prosthetics facility, at least one of the letters must be from this source.

  6. Submit a 1,200-1,500 word essay explaining why you want to become an orthotist-prosthetist and why you wish to attend Eastern Michigan University.

Deadline for Submission
The completed application, transcripts and all other requirements must be completed and necessary paperwork received by the Office of Graduate Admissions no later than the first Friday of May of each year.

Notification of Admission

  • Candidates will be notified of either acceptance or non-acceptance no later than the last Friday in May each year.

  • Non-accepted candidates who met the minimum admission standards will be ranked and may be contacted and offered admission if any of the initially admitted applicants decline acceptance.

Course work
Didactic course work is held mostly on weekday afternoons and evenings. Clinical affiliations are offered during Spring and Summer semesters. This arrangement is ideal for the individual who needs to work part-time while attending the program. Attempting to work full-time is extremely difficult and is discouraged.

Advisor Information:

Wendy Fischl Beattie, CPO, FAAOP
Clinical and Program Director, O & P Master’s Program

318 Porter Building
734 487 2814

One track from the following:

Research Track:

Clinical Track:

See footnote below


Students who select the clinical track must take a comprehensive exam for the completion of their program.