The Doctor of Acupuncture and Master of Acupuncture Dual Degree (DAc/MAc Dual-degree) program is specifically designed for the following individuals:
The DAc/MAc Dual-degree program is offered in English only at our Santa Cruz and San Jose campuses. The program includes both academic and clinical training, with a focus on practicing acupuncture in an integrative medical environment.
If you plan to practice in California, and are not an MD or licensed Western medical practitioner, you will need to complete the DTCM/MTCM Dual-degree program which includes both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine studies.Interested in Our Program? Submit Your Question or Request HERE, or Call (831) 476-9424; or (408) 260-0208
Community Acupuncture Clinic
The DAc/MAc Dual-degree program is designed for students who wish to develop a practice emphasizing acupuncture and especially for those interested in implementing the fast growing community clinic model. The program includes instruction on how to establish and manage a community acupuncture clinic.
The Doctor of Acupuncture and Master of Acupuncture Dual Degree program is a three-year professional degree program consisting of 2647.5 hours and a total of 149 units. The curriculum is taught on a semester basis with clinical training and other designated courses continuing during the summer term.
Taught by highly accomplished faculty in TCM education, the curriculum is offered through the following eight academic and clinical departments:
DAc/MAc Dual-degree Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of the DAc/MAc Dual-degree program provide guidelines for the development of the curriculum, assessment of the program’s quality and success, and the measurement of the achievements of our graduates.
Upon completion of the program our graduates will be:
The DAc/MAc Dual-degree program meets the accreditation requirements of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAHM).
The Doctor of Acupuncture and Master of Acupuncture Dual (DAc/MAc Dual-) Degree is awarded to students who complete the entire DAc/MAc Dual-degree program in good academic standing and with no outstanding financial obligations to the University. The DAc/MAc Dual-degree fulfills the requirements you need to sit for the National Acupuncture Certification Exam.