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Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med

48 months
445 USD/credit 3337 USD/year
445 USD/credit 3337 USD/year
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The goal of the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med is to train individuals to become a licensed acupuncturist.


Students who complete the prescribed course of study at the American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) will be awarded a Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAOM) degree upon completion of its requirements. 

The states that regulate and license professional acupuncturists recognize this degree as meeting requisite academic credential requirements for sitting for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) licensure exam. 

The Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Med is a 4-year degree program emphasizing traditional Chinese medicine, integrative approaches, and evidence-based research.


The MAOM program’s graduate placement rate is over 80%. Many of our graduates have opened their own practice, begun working in hospitals and wellness centers, and are involved in research and teaching. We also offer the opportunity for recent graduates to apply into our college professional clinic. This will allow you to start seeing patients and building your practice without incurring any overhead costs. Depending on who you ask and where you search for information, the range of salaries may be anywhere from $30,000 to $200,000.

Similar to other medical professions, how well you do in your career will depend on your medical knowledge, treatment techniques, and communication skills, and mastering these skill will greatly impact your income. Consequently, choosing the right school is crucial in dictating your future success. Our college’s philosophy is to provide you with the most rigorous and thorough curriculum and diverse clinical training as possible so that you have the greatest chance of success. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of TCM
  • Acupuncture 
  • Tai-Chi 
  • Qi-Gong 
  • Acupressure 
  • Tui-Na 
  • Herbal Medicine 
  • Food Therapy 
  • Western Clinical Medicine 
  • Professional Development 
  • Clinical Internship 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for admissions, prospective students must meet the following conditions:

  • A bachelor‘s degree or equivalent is preferred (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 or above on a 4.0 grading system.

Certain courses require that the student have completed undergraduate-level Biology and Chemistry as a prerequisite. Students are required to plan ahead and complete basic science courses at another accredited school prior to enrolling in the courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3337 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 445 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    3337 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 445 USD per credit during 48 months.

Estimated tuition and fees for the entire program: $72,535 (plus additional fees ~$2150)

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 USD /month
Living costs

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


There are scholarships available for qualified new students and continuing students. Scholarships will be considered on two factors: first come first serve in completed applications and merit.  

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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