Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center


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

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.


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.

Application Packet

The application packet includes the following elements:

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. 

International Considerations

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.

Mailing Address

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

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.