The admissions requirements and application process is outlined below.
Note: We are unable to accept transfers of MPO credits from another institution to be used toward the completion of the NUPOC MPO degree.
Prerequisite courses ensure that all accepted students have sufficient foundation and scientific knowledge to complete the advanced courses offered as part of the Master’s in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MPO). All applicants must have completed all the prerequisites listed below. Grades of “D+” or lower are not acceptable because they indicate insufficient mastery of the concepts.
- Life Sciences / Biology with Lab
- Chemistry with Lab
- Physics with Lab
Note: The above three courses must be laboratory courses. Typically, these are the first courses in the pre-medicine or pre-physical therapy course sequence
- Human Anatomy & Physiology
Confer with your university advisor about the equivalency of your coursework. Courses that qualify for pre-Physicians' Assistant or pre-Physical Therapy coursework will prepare you best for our program.
NUPOC utilizes a rolling admission process. We will consider applications until all seats are filled with qualified applicants. Applicants must have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree (BS, BA).
The NUPOC MPO Application Form contains detailed instructions for applicants. Download, complete, and print the form and append it to your application packet. In the event you have difficulties with any of the form fields, please feel free to fill them in legibly, by hand once you have printed the application form.
The application packet includes the following elements:
- Printed and signed copy of the completed NUPOC MPO Application Form
- Two letters of recommendation (Learn more via the MPO Letter of Reference Form)
- Personal essay
- Sealed Official Transcripts
- Application Fee ($95)
All NUPOC MPO application materials should be sent together as one complete packet. Incomplete application packets cannot be processed and may be returned to you for completion and resubmission. Resubmissions will be assessed a $25 administrative fee.
Graduates of academic institutions outside of the United States must have their transcripts interpreted by the World Education Service (WES). WES evaluation can be completed within 7 business days. Contact WES to assess international academic equivalence.
Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit TOEFL scores. Contact TOEFL.
Mail the completed NUPOC MPO application packet to:
Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC)
c/o Admissions Assistant
680 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA
For more information about the NUPOC MPO, please email the NUPOC MPO Admissions Assistant or call 312-503-5700.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find out more about housing, financial aid, technology requirements and other important information related to the MPO via our Frequently Asked Questions.