Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center

Important Dates

Find important dates for the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics, including orientation, early admission consideration, and graduation.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2023 MPO Graduating Class. Begin Your MPO Coursework in Summer 2021! 

The MPO class of 2022 is fully subscribed. Now, the NUPOC MPO program is accepting applications for the MPO 2023 cohort that will matriculate in summer 2021. NUPOC uses a rolling admissions process. We consider applications until all seats are filled with qualified applicants. Applicants must have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree (BS, BA). See NUPOC MPO Admissions for more information.

Orientation Dates 

MPO Class of 2023: TBA

MPO Orientation

MANDATORY Orientation for MPO:

Where:     NUPOC, 680 North Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60611

When:      TBA

Attire:      Day 1 is business casual; Day 2 is business attire; Day 3 is casual attire 

Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Day 1 & 2; 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Day 3

Additional information will be emailed to the accepted students of the incoming MPO Class.

Academic Calendar

See the complete Northwestern University schedule at: http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/work-life/holidays/holiday-schedule.html  

MPO 2020, 2021 and 2022 Official Dates

Calendar Event

MPO 2021
Date

MPO 2022
Date

MPO 2023
Dates TBD

MANDATORY ORIENTATION

May 29-31, 2019

May 29, 2020

May 2021

TERM START = SESSION START

July 8, 2019July 7, 2020July 2021

SESSION 1 START

July 8, 2019

July 7, 2020

July 2021

SESSION 1 END

September 20, 2019

September 18, 2020

September 2021

Session 1 Holiday (Labor Day)

September 2, 2019

September 7, 2020

September 2021

Session 1 Break

September 21-29, 2019

September 19 - 27, 2020

September 2021

SESSION 2 START

 September 30, 2019

September 28, 2020

September 2021

SESSION 2 END

 December 13, 2019

December 11, 2020

December 2021

Fall Holidays

 November 28 & 29, 2019

November 26 & 27, 2020

November 25 & 26, 2021

TERM END = SESSION END

December 13, 2019

December 11, 2020

December 2021

Winter Break

 December 13, 2019 - January 5, 2020

December 12, 2020 - January 3, 2021

TBD

TERM START = SESSION START

 January 6, 2020

January 4, 2021

January 2022

SESSION 3 START 

 January 6, 2020

January 4, 2021

January 2022

SESSION 3 END 

 March 27, 2020

March 26, 2021

March 2022

Winter Holiday (MLK Day)

 January 20, 2020

January 18, 2021

January 16, 2022

Spring Break

March 29 - April 5, 2020

March 27 - April 4, 2021

TBD

SESSION 4 START 

April 6, 2020

April 5, 2021

April 2022

SESSION 4 END 

June 26, 2020

June 25, 2021

June 2022

Spring Holiday (Memorial Day)

May 25, 2020

May 31, 2021

May 30, 2022

TERM END = SESSION END

June 26, 2020

June 25, 2021

June 2022

One week break between sessions [9 days] Sat-Sun

June 27 - July 5, 2020

June 26 - July 4, 2021

 TBD

TERM START = SESSION START 

July 7, 2020

July 6, 2021

July 2022

SESSION 5 START 

July 7, 2020

July 6, 2021

July 2022

SESSION 5 END 

September 18, 2020

September 17, 2021

September 2022

Session 5 Holiday (Labor Day)

September 7, 2020

September 6, 2021

September 5, 2022

Session 5 Break: One week break between sessions [9 days] Sat-Sun

September 19 - 27, 2020

September 18 - 26, 2021

TBD

SESSION 6 START 

September 28, 2020

September 27, 2021

September 2022

SESSION 6 END 

December 11, 2020

December 10, 2021

December 2022

Fall Holidays (Thanksgiving and the following day) 

November 26 & 27, 2020 

November 25 & 26, 2021

November 24 & 25, 2022

TERM END = SESSION END

December 11, 2020

December 10, 2021

December 2022

Winter Break: This period contains 4 university holidays. The full schedule can be found at http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/work-life/holidays/holiday-schedule.html 

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TERM START = SESSION START

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2022

January 2023

SESSION 7 START 

January 4, 2021

January 4, 2022

January 2023

SESSION 7 END 

March 26, 2021

March 25, 2022

March 2023

Winter Holiday (MLK Day)

January 18, 2021

January 17, 2022

January 16, 2023

TERM END = SESSION END

March 24, 2021

March 25, 2022

March 2023

Conferral of Degree

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2022

April 2023


   

 MPO Timetable

Cohort

Onsite
Orientation

Online
Courses Start
Onsite
Courses Start
Program Ends
MPO 2021June 2019July 2019January 2020March 2021
MPO 2022June 2020July 2020January 2021March 2022
MPO 2023June 2021July 2021January 2022March 2023
MPO 2024June 2022July 2022January 2023March 2024
MPO 2025June 2023July 2023January 2024March 2025

Additional Information

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.