Master of Acupuncture & Oriental MedicineAmerican College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
The 4-year Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine program is one of the most comprehensive programs in acupuncture, herbology, and biomedicine. The doctoral program includes 171 total credits and has a Master’s degree embedded. You will learn acupuncture and herbology extensively (361 regular points, 300 herbs, 200 formulas), along with tai-chi and qi-gong, tui-na, biomedical sciences, professional development, integrated medicine, clinical medicine studies, and clinical training. In addition, the college has a very strong clinical training program that includes observation opportunities at Houston Methodist Hospitals and hospitals in China.
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent (120 semester credit hours with at least 30 semester credit hours of general education and 30 semester hours being upper-level) from college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency that is approved by the U.S. Department of Education or Council for Higher Education Accreditation. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 semester hours. A student who has earned a master degree may be admitted on the basis of that degree with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Basic Science Requirement Certain courses require Biology and Chemistry as a prerequisite. Students are required to plan ahead and complete both basic science courses at another accredited school prior to enrolling in the courses.
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The goal of the Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAOM) program is to train you to become a licensed acupuncturist. The institution is one of the few programs of its kind to be regionally accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Overview of the Program
The 4-year Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine program is one of the most comprehensive programs in acupuncture, herbology, and biomedicine. The doctoral program includes 163 total credits, and you will have the option to continue with the Doctoral program. You will learn acupuncture and herbology extensively (361 regular points, 300 herbs, 200 formulas), along with tai-chi and qi-gong, tui-na, biomedical sciences, professional development, integrated medicine, clinical medicine studies, and clinical training. In addition, the college has a very strong clinical training program that includes observation opportunities at Houston Methodist Hospitals and hospitals in China.
The Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Upon completion of the Master’s degree, students will be eligible to sit in the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine licensure examination.
Most of the didactic courses offered in both programs are during the evenings and weekends. Some of the courses are also offered online.
Scholarships & funding
There are several institutional scholarships available each semester for qualified new students and once a year for continuing students.
Scholarships will be considered on two factors: first come first serve in completed applications and merit.
For all educations.com members and students we offer a 50% tuition scholarship for all degree programs if you complete your application by 3/31/19 and get accepted into the program.
All applicants who complete their application by the posted scholarship deadline are automatically considered for New Student Scholarships. The total award pot varies annually. Individual award amounts are based on merit and over-all strength of the application and weighed against all other eligible applications. Due to funds being limited, not all eligible applicants can receive monetary awards. Disbursements are applied to the student’s tuition account and cannot be redeemed for cash. Award amounts are disbursed over the first few semesters, and not given as a lump sum. Some students may receive first semester textbooks in lieu of monetary awards. Scholarship recipients must enroll in 9 or more credits (MAOM) / 7 or more credits (MIWM & MIHL) per semester in order to receive the disbursement for that semester.
If you wish to be considered for scholarships, it is strongly recommended that you complete the application early to ensure that funds are still available.
About this institute
American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is a post-baccalaureate academic institution dedicated to educating and conferring degrees upon graduating individuals having equipped them for successful careers as healthcare practitioners based on the theories, principles, and clinical applications of Traditional...
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