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DAOM & PhD (China)

DAOM & PhD (China)

Educational Requirements (DAOM)

Applicants with the following educational background will be considered for admission to the Postgraduate DAOM Program:

  • Master’s degree (or Master’s level diploma), or a professional doctorate in TCM or Oriental Medicine from an ACAOM-accredited or ACAOM-candidate program
  • Master’s degree (or Master’s level diploma) in Acupuncture from an ACAOM-accredited or ACAOM-candidate program with documented herbal training to meet ACAOM core curriculum in herbal training standards
  • Apprenticeship route licensed practitioners with at least five years of documented full-time clinical experience
  • Applicants who do not otherwise meet the criteria for standard admission with proper demonstration of experience equivalency

Applications indicating a deficiency in education hours will be evaluated based on three factors: formal education hours, clinical experience, and the level of knowledge and skills in Western medicine. 

Transfer Credit

Limited transfer credit may be awarded for coursework from an accredited institution that supports the Doctoral program’s objectives and meets the standards for completion of the program. No more than one-third of the credits beyond the Master’s level program can be transferred. A transfer fee will apply to the evaluation of all courses transferred into the program. Please refer to Tuition and Fees for more information. 

Credit earned through assessment, challenge, or achievement examinations at other Traditional Chinese Medicine schools are non-transferable. Transfer credit is not available for work or life experience.

Non-Matriculating Students

The admissions procedure and entrance requirements for non-matriculating applicants are the same as for degree-seeking applicants. Non-matriculating students may request a change of status to become degree-seeking students at any time during the program.