Master of Science in Prosthetics & Orthotics

General

Program Description

Alabama State University the only university in the state of Alabama to offer the Master of Science program in prosthetics and orthotics and one of 13 colleges in the nation to offer the degree. With a Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO), you can make a difference in the lives of others. The difference starts at Alabama State University. The MSPO program is dedicated to the collaboration, promotion, and advancement of patient care standards, research, and advocacy in the field of prosthetics and orthotics. Our curriculum is designed to prepare students to be effective practitioners in both prosthetics and orthotics, through a strong science-based program coupled with applied clinical and research experiences.

Curriculum

Year 1, Semester 1, Fall

  • HSC 5001 Advanced Gross Human Anatomy (6)
  • HSC 5002 Functional Anatomy (2)
  • HSC 5003 Patient Care Concepts I (1)
  • HSC 5004 Intro to Rehabilitation Professions (1)
  • MPO5110 Intro to Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Rehabilitation (2)
  • MPO5190 Clinical Rotation I (1)

Year 1, Semester 2, Spring

  • HSC 5006 Intro to Research & Evidence-based (2)
  • Practice
  • HSC 5010 Patient Care Concepts II (2)
  • HSC 5011 Biomechanics (2)
  • MPO5210 Lower Limb Orthotics I (3)
  • MPO5220 Lower Limb Prosthetics I (3)
  • MPO5230 Neuroscience for P&O (2)
  • MPO5290 Clinical Rotation II (1)

Year 1, Semester 3, Summer

  • HSC 5007 Research in the Health Professions (2)
  • MPO5310 Spinal Orthotics (3)
  • MPO5320 Cranial Seminar (1)
  • MPO5340 Pathology in P&O (3)
  • MPO5390 Clinical Rotation III (1)
  • MPO5399 Professional Seminar in P&O (1)

Year 2, Semester 4, Fall

  • HSC 5013 Intro to the Integumentary System (1)
  • MPO6410 Lower Limb Orthotics II (3)
  • MPO6420 Applied Clinical Research (1)
  • MPO6430 Lower Limb Prosthetics II (3)
  • MPO6440 Advanced Prosthetics and Orthotics (3)
  • Technologies
  • MPO6490 Clinical Rotation IV (1)

Year 2, Semester 5, Spring

  • HSC 5014 Psychosocial Aspects Disability (3)
  • MPO6510 Upper Extremity Orthotics (3)
  • MPO6520 Upper Extremity Prosthetics (3)
  • MPO6530 Practice Management and (2)
  • Administration in P&O
  • MPO6590 Clinical Rotation V (1)
  • HSC5009 Capstone or (3)
  • HSC6000 Thesis

Application Information

Application is ONLY through the on-line Orthotic & Prosthetic Centralized Application Service (OPCAS). Paper applications will NOT be considered. Learn more about applying to ASU's Master of Science program in prosthetics and orthotics. View application information.

Graduate Fees

Below are estimated tuition and costs for full-time graduate students residing on-campus during the 2017-18 academic year. Actual costs and fees may vary depending on enrollment and lifestyle decisions. You also may wish to review estimated tuition and costs for part-time graduate enrollment on our complete budget worksheet. For a breakdown of fees by credit hour and by semester, download the 2017-18 Schedule of Student Tuition and Fees.

In-State Out-of-State
Billed Expenses
Tuition/Fees $10,156 $17,572
Room/Board $5,422 $5,422
Subtotal $15,578 $22,994
Other Estimated Expenses
Books $1,000 $1,000
Transportation $1,552 $1,552
Miscellaneous/Personal $1,840 $1,840
Subtotal $4,392 $4,392
Estimated Total $19,970 $27,386
Last updated October 2018

About the School

The fundamental mission of The Murphy Graduate School is to (1) provide leadership for the University’s doctorate, educational specialist, master’s and certificate level, post-baccalaureate degree pro ... Read More

The fundamental mission of The Murphy Graduate School is to (1) provide leadership for the University’s doctorate, educational specialist, master’s and certificate level, post-baccalaureate degree programs; (2) serve as the campus-wide advocate for the advancement of graduate education; and (3) provide oversight for standards of excellence, fairness and equity in all graduate programs. Read less