The Prerequisites and Admission Requirements conform to CSUDH standards, and the Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Orthotics and Prosthetics, published by the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE):
|Biology/Life Sciences||lecture with lab||4 credits|
|Chemistry||lecture with lab||4 credits|
|Physics||lecture with lab||4 credits|
|Human Anatomy &Physiology||lecture with lab||4 credits|
|Psychology †||lecture||3 credits|
† It is suggested that in addition to a basic/introductory Psychology course, a course on Human Growth & Development or Abnormal Psychology also be taken
‡ The GRE General Test scores provide a common measure for comparing the qualifications of applicants. To meet the University writing proficiency standards for graduate admission, applicants are required to achieve a minimum Analytic Writing score of 4 on the GRE. The GRE needs to be taken within the last 5 years. Admission to the M.S. Option is not solely based on GPA and GRE scores; it also includes letters of recommendation, letter of intent, and the student’s background and knowledge of the orthotic and prosthetic profession.
In addition, the following courses are recommended but not required:
Due to the limited laboratory space, a maximum of 24 students can be accommodated in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Option.
Applicants must apply to both CSU Dominguez Hills Graduate Studies Office and the M.S. in Health Science, Orthotics and Prosthetics Option. Applications are available online: Graduate Studies application is available at www.csumentor.edu and the supplemental M.S. in Health Science, Orthotics and Prosthetics Program Application is available at http://portal.opcas.org. Applications to the program are accepted one time each year. Students planning to seek admission should submit both applications including all supporting materials no later than January 31 preceding a summer semester admission to the program. Applications received after January 31 will be considered only if class space is available.
To be eligible for consideration as a candidate in this option, an applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
Please submit any required supporting documentation to the following address:
Master’s Degree Review Committee
CSUDH Orthotics and Prosthetics Program
5901 E. 7th Street,
Building 149, Ste.130
Long Beach, CA 90822