Master On Campus


Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

36 months
28800 USD/year
28800 USD/year
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The Acupuncture program of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences helps students gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to practice acupuncture effectively in a variety of settings, including in private practice and hospitals.


During the Acupuncture program of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students will learn how to provide highly skilled and effective acupuncture to patients of all ages, helping them with pain and other conditions.

The Master of Acupuncture program includes both classroom and clinical education in Chinese Acupuncture Studies (CAS), emphasizing hands-on learning with other students. In addition to on-campus courses, students are required to complete assistantships, during which they shadow licensed acupuncturists in the NESA Acupuncture Treatment Center, as well as in community settings.

Students in the first year of the program take classes three days per week, but with additional required courses, co-requisites, assistantships, and clinical placements, students should expect an additional two days per week of related coursework as the program progresses.

During the third year of the program, students are placed in clinical settings to provide care under the direct supervision of senior faculty. Upon completion of the program, students will be well-prepared to pass board examinations and seek licensure by the state.

Japanese Acupuncture Styles (JAS) track

At the end of your first year, you will have the option to continue to focus on CAS alone, or choose to complete the specialized Japanese Acupuncture Styles (JAS) track to enhance your knowledge.

The Japanese Acupuncture Styles track includes an optional sequence of five courses in Japanese Acupuncture Styles. Typically, Japanese acupuncture uses thinner needles and needling tools and relies more heavily on palpatory technique. Each needle is inserted more superficially and within this style, non-insertive needle techniques can be used. Japanese acupuncture is beneficial for all types of patients, but is especially suited for children. This track is comprised of the core curriculum and courses providing application of two predominant therapeutic styles of Japanese Acupuncture: Meridian 5 Phase and Extraordinary Vessels. Students who complete the Japanese Acupuncture Styles (JAS) track earn a Master of Acupuncture (MAc) with a concentration in JAS. Students complete requirements for graduation in a minimum of 33 months.

Programme Structure

Couses include:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory
  • Point Location
  • Materials & Methods
  • Living Anatomy
  • Internal Exercise
  • Clinical Assistantship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


117 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have 60 or more college credits earned prior to matriculation.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • A genuine and thoughtful interest in the study and practice of acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 USD per year during 36 months.
  • year 3: 19,200 USD

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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