Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine/Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Dual Degree


The goal of the Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine and Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAOM) program is to train you to become a licensed acupuncturist.

Overview of the Program

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.


The Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine program is approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.  The Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  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.

Tuition and Fees

Effective Fall 2019, tuition is $432 per credit. Federal financial aid is available along with payment plans. If you apply early, you 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

  • Viewbook: an introduction of our school at a glance
  • Fact Sheet: program information at a glance
  • DACM Program Brochure
  • Email 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