Master of Science in Orthotics and Prostheticsin partnership with Century College

Concordia University, St. Paul’s Master of Science (MS) in Orthotics and Prosthetics provides an educational preparation for orthotists and prosthetists in the evaluation, fabrication, and custom fitting of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces. Students are trained on the assessment, treatment plan development, implementation, follow-up, and practice management of orthotic and prosthetic care.

The Concordia University, St. Paul and Century College Partnership
The MS in Orthotics and Prosthetics is offered through a unique collaborative partnership between Concordia University, St. Paul and Century College. CSP and Century College representatives work closely to ensure a high-quality student experience that meets the educational needs of the orthotics and prosthetics industry.

Program Details

The application deadline is August 1 with FALL ONLY starts each year. The 22-month program (5 ½ semesters) consists of 36 credit hours offered primarily online with three, one-week intensives held on the Century College campus.

Timeline to Completion

Although CSP’s program is 22 months, the timeline to complete the entire O & P curriculum between Concordia and Century is longer unless a student completes the BS-Orthotics and Prosthetics degree from Concordia.

Please view these flow charts for more information regarding the Concordia-Century partnership and associated timelines.

Residency after Graduation

Upon conferral of the MSOP degree, students will need to complete an NCOPE approved residency. Students can visit the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) website for more information regarding residency eligibility and requirements.

Graduation and Attrition Rates

Cohort Starting SemesterGraduation Year of CohortNumber of Students Who Started ProgramNumber of Students Who Successfully Graduated within 3 Years*
Fall 2014201699
Fall 201520171714
Fall 201620182120
Fall 20172019 (In-Progress)1716 currently enrolled
Fall 201820202525 currently enrolled

*CSP Retention rates are calculated based upon successful completion of program within 3 years

NCOPE Residency Data for CSP MSOP Graduates

Graduates that Entered Residency (Employed by Residency Site)

Graduate Year of Resident

Number of Students Who Started the Program Approx. Two Years Prior to Graduation Year

Number of Students who Graduated within 3 Years

Residency Registration within 6 Months of Graduation

Orthotic Residency First

Prosthetic Residency First

O&P Residency

Successful Completion of Residency








(One did not complete)








(Two set to complete in Fall 2018.
Three set to complete 2019)

*One student from the second cohort was able to graduate early and begin their residency. (9/9 in cohort 1; a tenth student was added to NCOPE’s tracking data because of the timing of their residency)

**One student from this cohort was able to graduate early and was counted in the previous year. This number would technically mean 11/14 graduates secured a residency within 6 months. 2 students secured residency > 6 months. Total: 13/14 graduates secured residencies.

Date Issued by NCOPE: August 2018 (Updates will be made as official data is received from NCOPE.)

Program Accreditation

The Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (


Admissions Information

Review our admissions and course requirements and apply to the program.

Meet Our Director


Please contact Sarah Urlacher at or 651-603-6190 with any questions you have about the Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics program.