Dr. Arda Vanli
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Management of Orthotics and Prosthetics web site.
Florida State University and St. Petersburg College have partnered to offer a graduate program of study leading to a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, with a specialization in Engineering Management of Orthotics and Prosthetics. Through this partnership, St. Petersburg College students earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics can then apply and matriculate to FSU to earn their master's degree.
This program offers students a solid foundation in the principles and application of advanced materials, and the application of those principles with respect to formulating and solving O&P problems.
Courses are delivered online, in a synchronous format and require students to have some contact with the St. Petersburg College campus.
Students pursuing this degree, considered to be the terminal degree in the specialty, may find a future career in Prosthetics and Orthotics Engineering, Prosthetics and Orthotics Engineering Management, as an Engineering Faculty Member, or in a related discipline.
Accredited through the National Comission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE)
Students may be required to be in a certain place, at a certain time in order to attend synchronous courses. Students must be able to take proctored exams at St. Petersburg College.
1 year (full-time) to 2.5 years (part-time)
These courses may not be offered every semester.
Students must meet the minimum requirements for admission to a graduate program at Florida State University and within the Industrial Engineering department. Departmental requirements for admission are: A Bachelor of Applied Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics from St.Petersburg College with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; GRE scores of at least 650(old)/151(new)/56% quantitative and 450(old)/146(new)/31% verbal; Three favorable recommendations and completion of EGN3443-Statistical Topics in Industrial Engineering, MAC2311-Calculus I, MAC2312 Calculus II.
The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2015-16 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a $265.00 per credit hour distance learning fee. Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.