Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO)

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Master of Science in Prosthetics & Orthotics (MSPO) is a 48 semester-hour graduate program which combines clinically oriented coursework in orthotics and prosthetics (O&P), rehabilitation medicine, and allied health science with engineering.  The program is administered through the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management as an interdisciplinary graduate program, collaborating with the Georgia Tech-Emory University School of Biomedical Engineering, Emory University School of Medicine, the Atlanta Veterans Administration and Atlanta metropolitan area hospitals, medical centers and orthotics/prosthetics health care facilities.

APPLICATION AND DOCUMENT DEADLINES

See the list of available start terms and document deadlines here. Please note that completed applications and all required credentials must be submitted by the posted deadline.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

General Requirements for MSPO Degree:

  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution with a major GPA of at least 3.0.  Typical MS degree applicants have had undergraduate degrees in fields, such as exercise science, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and psychology.
  • Completion of program prerequisites with a C or better prior to matriculating into the MSPO program in Fall 2021. Prerequisite Course Summary and Plan of Prerequisite Completion forms must be submitted.
  • International applicants are subject to the university's requirements for admission.
  • A formal statement of personal goals for the program, maximum 2 pages, double-spaced, that includes the following:
    • Your experience in the field, including volunteer/shadowing experience.
    • Your reason(s) for choosing this degree program.
    • Your experience with research (if applicable).
    • Your career goals and how furthering your education with this degree will help you realize these goals.
  • Three references (from academic or professional sources).
  • Resume or curriculum vitae should include the following when applicable: education, experience (work and volunteer), certifications, professional affiliations, special skills related to the field, and research presentations/publications.
  • Effective for Fall 2021 admissions, the GRE is not required for admission consideration at this time due to COVID-19, but remains as optional.

Prerequisites

  • Biology: lecture and laboratory (4 semester credit hours)
  • Chemistry: lecture and laboratory (4 semester credit hours)
  • Physics: lecture and laboratory (4 semester credit hours)
  • Psychology: Introductory or General course (3 semester credit hours)
  • Psychology: Abnormal or Human Growth & Development course (3 semester credit hours)
  • Statistics: one lecture course (3 semester credit hours)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology: two lecture courses (6 semester credit hours)

Health Immunization Requirement

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, students involved in clinical patient interaction are required to have the following immunizations and to provide documentation to the Student Health Services. There may be nominal costs to the student associated with obtaining the following immunizations:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Rubeola
  • TDAP
  • Varicella (or history of disease)
  • Tuberculosis Screening

Background Check

Following an admission offer into the program, a background check will be completed on each applicant prior to matriculation.

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Michele Hogge
MSPO Academic Coordinator
Manager/Supervisor IV
mhogge@kennesaw.edu

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