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Master in Prosthetics-Orthotics (MPO)

The Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center’s (NUPOC) Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics (MPO) offers clinically focused education in a research-rich environment within Feinberg's Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.


J. Chad Duncan, PhD, CPO, CRC

As the longest-running P&O program in the U.S., we have a strong and rich alumni base. Our dedicated and talented faculty, staff and model demonstrators provide a second-to-none educational experience for students. The blended learning format allows us to create diversity in thought and practice, while building a sound foundation to be successful.”

J. Chad Duncan, PhD, CPO, CRC
Director, Master in Prosthetics-Orthotics (MPO) Program

We take great pride in the reputations and accomplishments of our many NUPOC graduates. As they can attest, we strive to provide the highest quality education to our students in preparation for their careers as successful and well-respected P&O practitioners.”

Steven A. Gard, PhD 
Director, Master in Prosthetics-Orthotics (MPO) Program

Steven A. Gard, PhD


The MPO program consists of didactic and laboratory instruction in anatomy, kinesiology, pathology, behavioral sciences, research skills, normal and pathological gait, biomechanics, material science, evaluation, measurement, impression procedures, components, alignment, fitting and fabrication. 

Program Length: 21 months

Program Size: 48 students per year

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Eligibility and Program Requirements

For more information on requirements and eligibility, see the program website's Admissions page.