MSEM Orthotics and Prosthetics Track

Orthotics & Prosthetics Track

Master of Science in Engineering Management Orthotics and Prosthetics Track

The MSEM Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P) track at FIU was initiated to provide qualified students who have received a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Orthotics and Prosthetics an opportunity to conduct their graduate studies at FIU. The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) began to require Orthotic and Prosthetic degrees to be obtained through sponsoring entry-level Master’s programs. The MSEM O&P track aims to use the online format as the model of program delivery and began its first cohort in summer 2016.

If you currently are a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist (CPO) or hold a degree from an accredited National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) Orthotics and Prosthetics Bachelor of Applied Sciences program, this degree would be attainable, as you work in the field.

All students in the O&P track follow the regular MSEM program of study which requires 30 credit hours of course work including 9 credit hours of engineering management core courses, 9 credit hours of business electives, and 12 credit hours of O&P track electives. Please see our current O&P track course schedule. All classes are offered fully online, along with videoconferencing sessions 

Admissions Prerequisites and General Application Checklist

Prospective students need to meet the requirements listed below.

The minimum requirements for admission into the Master of Science in Engineering Management Othotics and Prosthetics program are:

    • A 4-year Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics degree from a National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) accredited institution with a minimum of “B” average in the upper-level (the last 60 credit hours). An applicant whose GPA does not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be considered for conditional admission.
    • A prerequisite for admission into the program is the successful completion of MAC 2311 (Calculus with Analytic Geometry I), MAC 2312 (Calculus with Analytic Geometry II), and EGN 3443 (Statistics for Engineering); or equivalent. 
    • Official transcripts of each previously attended university (undergraduate and graduate) in an envelope sealed by the degree granting institution.
    • If an official transcript is not in English, the applicant must obtain two sets of transcripts: one to be submitted to FIU in the original language and the other to be translated by an official translation agency (or certified translator).
    • Official proof of degree: a notarized copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcripts.
    • Official GRE scores is not required.
    • Three letters of recommendation from employers, faculty or professional associates.
    • Official TOEFL (minimum score 550 paper-based, or 213 computer-based, or 80 internet-based) or IELTS (minimum 6.5). It is a requirement for students who attended/graduated universities in non-English speaking countries. FIU Institutional code is 5206. Register for TOEFL or  Register for IELTS
    • Statement of purpose: A well-written statement describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing the Master of Science in Engineering Management Orthotics and Prosthetics track degree at Florida International University
    • Resume: A current resume is required, which may include education, professional training, internship, and employment history (full time and part time employment).

The application for admission into the Master of Science in Engineering Management Orthotics and Prosthetics track and all related documents should be sent to:

Florida International University
College of Engineering and Computing
10555 West Flagler Street, EC 2458
Attn: Ms. Sara-Michelle Lemus
Miami, FL 33174, USA

Students will be informed of the final admission decision when the Graduate School and Engineering Management Graduate Admission Committee have reviewed your file.