Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM)


The goal of the Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine program is to upgrade your Master’s degree in Oriental medicine and give you extensive knowledge in the classics of acupuncture and Oriental medicine and gynecology.  The program is not accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, but accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Overview of the Program

Courses will begin with the introduction and analysis of the ancient classics related to Oriental medicine as well as gynecology. In addition, you will also participate in clinical rotations and clinical internships. You will also engage in research and dissertation.

Much of the college’s knowledge and experience comes from it’s collaboration with Houston Methodist Hospital and the college’s sister school collaborations with 6 top universities in Asia. With continuous knowledge exchange between faculty from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, and other traditional Chinese medical universities, the college has been able to find a balance between traditional Chinese and modern integrative medicine.

Once you graduate, you will have completed courses in acupuncture, herbal medicine, research methodology, and specialized training in acupuncture and herbal medicine as it relates to gynecology.

Length of the Program and Schedule

You will be expected to complete the 60 credit degree program in 6 semesters. Courses are modular and offered one weekend per month, so you will be able to fly in one Thursday night per month and fly out Sunday night.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $518 per credit.  Federal financial aid is available along with payment plans. Students who apply early will also qualify for institutional scholarships. Scholarships will be based on both first come first serve basis on completed applications as well as merit. If you are interested in receiving scholarships, please begin your application by clicking APPLY.

More Information

  • Scholarship and Admissions Deadlines
  • Viewbook: an introduction of our school at a glance
  • Fact Sheet: program information at a glance
  • DAOM Program Brochure
  • Email [email protected] to get your transcript evaluated for potential transfer credits
  • Call 713.780.9777 to schedule a campus tour, observe a class, speak to one of our students or faculty
  • Call 713.780.9786 to try out a treatment at our clinic