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DAOM Admission Requirements

An applicant is required to have satisfactorily completed a Master’s degree or a Master’s level program in acupuncture or Oriental medicine from a college accredited (or candidate) by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a GPA of at least 3.0. For individuals with less than a 3.0 GPA, additional documentations will be needed including:

  1. Evidence of passing of NCCAOM examination or
  2. Evidence of state licensure to practice or
  3. Recommendation from a previous academic dean/clinic director or
  4. Recommendation from two faculty members who taught the applicant

In addition, all applicants must have completed enough hours in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and biomedical science according to the minimum Master’s standards set forth by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Current requirements include:

  1. 47 semester credits (705 hours) in Oriental medicine theory, diagnosis, and treatment techniques in acupuncture and related studies
  2. 30 semester credits (450 hours) in didactic Oriental herbal studies
  3. 29 semester credits (870 hours) in integrated acupuncture and herbal clinical training
  4. 34 semester credits (510 hours) in biomedical clinical sciences
  5. 6 semester credits (90 hours) in counseling, communication, ethics and practice management