National University’s Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) program provides comprehensive education and training in eastern medicine with a solid foundation in western science, enabling you to become a superior healthcare practitioner. After graduation, you will be prepared to co-manage cases with DCs, MDs, NDs, and DOs, and take advantage of new career opportunities in integrative medical venues.
You can earn your Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree in as little as 9 trimesters. Courses are primarily offered in the evening. The 167.5-credit hour program provides comprehensive training in the five branches of oriental medicine. The program covers the history, theory, and philosophy of oriental medicine as well as rigorous training in diagnosis and treatment planning. Students will also graduate with a solid foundation in the basic sciences of western medicine, having developed skills necessary for integrative and collaborative practice in health care settings of their choosing.
Eastern Medicine reinforced with science and anatomy
The unique curriculum at NUHS integrates eastern and western medicine, allowing students a one-of-a-kind experience in anatomy with full dissection of a human cadaver. The anatomy curriculum encourages the study of the relationship between acupuncture points and the human anatomy. In addition to hands-on dissection, NUHS offers the Anatomage Table, today's most technologically advanced digital visualization system for anatomy education.
Our large integrative care clinic and extensive herbal dispensary ensure outstanding clinical training. The gross anatomy laboratory allows you to learn western anatomy and eastern meridian theory through hands-on dissection of a human cadaver. In the Training and Assessment Center (TAC), you'll learn, practice and be assessed on your diagnosis and patient interaction skills. You will also have access to the on-campus Learning Resource Center, one of the region's largest health science libraries, and modern classrooms utilizing state-of-the-art technology such as interactive video and SMART boards. Learn more about our facilities »
Each student in our Master of Science in Oriental Medicine program serves a full-year clinical internship. In addition to learning clinical applications of oriental medicine and proper documentation procedures, you will learn important personal and business skills you'll need to help build your own practice.
Your clinical experience can be completed at our on-campus Whole Health Center or at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
How to Apply
At National University, we are here to help you with every step of your admissions process. It's easy to start by filling out our online admissions form or by calling 1-800-826-6285.
Below is a quick summary of the admission essentials:
- Rolling admission schedule allows you to apply for entry into September, January or May trimesters
- Complete an online or paper application and submit a $55 application fee
- Write 3 essay responses (400-500 word minimum)
- Provide two character references
- Submit all official undergraduate college transcripts
- $225 reservation deposit
- Prerequisites for admission
Spring 2018 Application Deadline
All applications for the January trimester must be submitted by December 1, 2017.
Summer 2018 Application Deadline
All applications for the May trimester must be submitted by April 1, 2018.
It is recommended that application to the DC, ND, MSOM or MSAc programs be made 9-12 months prior to program start in order to allow time for the submission, review, and evaluation of transcripts, essays, character references, etc. Applicants whose intended term start is sooner should contact Admissions to determine if there will be time to complete the admission process and to confirm that applications are still being accepted for that trimester.
Important to Know
Applicants to the DC, ND, MSOM and MSAc programs may apply without submitting all parts of the application (e.g., essays, transcripts, etc.) together at one time. Additionally, DC and ND applicants may apply before completing their bachelor's degree and required prerequisite coursework. All applicants should give thoughtful consideration to their essay composition and be sure to follow the stated guidelines. Applicants do not have to submit essays with their application and should feel free to submit their essays separately. Please see below a PDF of the essay questions contained in the first professional program (DC, ND, MSOM, MSAc) application.
About the School
Founded in 1906, National University of Health Sciences is a leader in the growing field of integrative medicine and is respected worldwide for success in balancing healing arts and science, combining ... Read More