Overview and Purpose
The goal of the Master of Integrative Wellness Management (MIWM) program is to train individuals to be a healthcare and wellness administrator. Students who complete the prescribed course of study at the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) will be awarded a Master of Integrative Wellness Management degree. The degree program is a 4 semester degree program with the option of completing the program in 3 semesters and a maximum of 6 semesters. The program places heavy in Chinese medical theory, wellness, and healthcare management.
Prerequisite for Admissions
To be eligible for admissions, prospective students must meet the following conditions:
- 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 cumulative 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.
English language competency is required of all students seeking admission to the program. This may be demonstrated by one of the following means:
(a) The student must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate or graduate level, English-based education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. English must have been the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used. Official transcripts of the coursework must be received by the school; OR
(b) A total score of at least 61 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT) OR
(c) An overall band score of level 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
Official documentation verifying one of the above options must be received by American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine directly from the issuing institution. Applicants who do not have official documentation of one of the three options listed may submit a petition stating why they fulfill the English proficiency requirements along with any relevant supporting documentation.
Tuition & Financial Aid
$445 per didactic or clinic credit hour. Estimated tuition and fees for the entire education: $16,020 (plus additional fees ~$800)
- Complete the application form
- Submit a digital photograph.
- Submit official transcripts* directly to ACAOM from all colleges previously attended.
- If any transcript is from an international institution and it cannot be determined that all academic requirements for admission have been satisfied, then a professional, “course-by-course” credit evaluation of the academic transcript is required. Any agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) can be used, such as, wes.org, www.spantran.com, www.gceus.com, etc…
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- Write a personal statement: a one-page, type-written essay discussing your passion and goal towards the program.
- Secure two recommendations from current or previous employers or other responsible individuals who have known you for more than 2 years.
- Provide a copy of valid personal identification (passport, driver‘s license, etc…).
- Enclose a non-refundable application fee of $100 payable to ACAOM by the application deadline.
- Interviews conducted by Admissions Committee (if necessary).
- If you plan to apply for Federal student loans (Graduate Stafford Unsubsidized and/or Graduate PLUS loans) you must submit your FAFSA to us through studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Our school code is 031533. Your application will not be complete for admissions processing until the FAFSA report is received.
Additional Requirements for International Students
ACAOM is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant international students. Submit proof of financial responsibility, either in the form of a bank statement or affidavit of support showing a guaranteed support of one year‘s cost of attendance. Please contact the Admissions‘ office to obtain an affidavit of support form.
Copies of any and all previous I-20 (if applicable).