Prerequisites & Admission

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
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

‡ The GRE is recommended but NOT required.

In addition, the following courses are recommended but not required:

  • Ethics
  • Developmental or Abnormal Psychology


Admission Requirements

CSUDH Orthotics and Prosthetics program has a dual application process. Please see the Application page for more specific instructions.

To be eligible for consideration as a candidate in this option, an applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree, preferably in an allied health or related major, and a GPA of 2.75 or above in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units of upper division coursework from any accredited college or university may apply.

  2. A minimum of 40 hours of volunteer work is recommended prior to admission. Experience in an O&P facility using hand tools, light duty power equipment, and knowledge of materials used in Orthotics and Prosthetics is an important selection criterion. Virtual experience will continue to be accepted for the current admissions cycle including online support group meetings, virtual conference attendance, or other online workshops. HOWEVER, a preference will be given for in-person volunteer hours.


Please submit any required supporting documentation to the following address:

Master’s Degree Review Committee
CSUDH Orthotics and Prosthetics Program
10641 Calle Lee, Suite 185
Los Alamitos, CA  90720

(562) 735-3300