New Master’s Degree Program Established at Alabama State University

Historically black Alabama State University in Montgomery has received approval for a master’s degree program in prosthetics and orthotics. The field involves the evaluation and fabrication of artificial limbs and orthopedic braces.

Alabama State will be the only university in the state to offer a master’s degree program in this field and one of only 11 programs in the United States. The university plans to enroll the first students in the program in the fall of 2012.