The Master of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) is a model comprehensive degree program. It includes all the didactic and clinical training of the Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA) and also includes Chinese herbal medicine and Chinese medical language. The MSAOM program is a three-and-a-half-calendar-year course of study.
Curriculum - MSAOM
Students earning the MSAOM must complete their degree requirements within six years, including any credits completed as a bachelor's student and applied toward the master's degree. To receive a license to practice acupuncture in most states, a student must earn either an MSA or MSAOM degree, pass the NCCAOM licensing exam and meet any additional state requirements.
Students may enter their course of study either into the combined BS/MS programs or directly into the MS programs. (The programs described below include required curriculum for the bachelor of science in natural health sciences.)
The curriculum tables below list the tentative schedule of courses each quarter. Next to each course are the number of credits per course (Crdt.), the lecture hours each week (Lec.), the lab/clinic hours each week (L/C) and the total contact hours for the course over the entire quarter (Tot).
3½ years, full-time.
- Licensed acupuncturist (LAc) in private practice, with an integrative clinic.
- Acupuncturist working in international health.
- Writer on traditional Chinese medicine topics.
- Sports medicine specialist.