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Everything we do here has one goal: to prepare you to become an expert TCM practitioner and licensed acupuncturist who is capable of offering the highest standard of patient-centered healthcare.

The Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM/MTCM) Dual-Degree Program provides you with a strong foundation in the authentic teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). 

Our curriculum is focused on the “five branches” of TCM: acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, Tuina massage, and Chinese energetic healing arts. We build upon this profound core-knowledge with an immersion into the language and diagnostic skills of integrative medicine. 

This unique and powerful blend of TCM and Western biomedicine, anticipates the bright future of a collaborative medical paradigm, preparing you to enter the job market poised to take advantage of the exciting new career opportunities in healthcare. 

This four-year professional graduate degree program, comprising 3435 hours (195.5 units), is taught on a trimester basis in English at our Santa Cruz campus, and in English and Chinese at our San Jose campus. 

Upon completion of the program, you will earn the Doctorate degree, and a Master’s degree that is required for State and National licensing and certification exams. 

Become an Expert TCM Practitioner and Licensed Acupuncturist

From the first day you begin the program, you will work closely with expert faculty to receive hands-on clinical training and patient-care experience.

The DTCM/MTCM curriculum is anchored in TCM fundamentals and integrates research, Western biomedicine, and clinical training into a seamless academic experience.

Our faculty members are invested in the inherent potency of TCM, and successfully build access to this potency in our students, through a tried-and-true method of teaching.

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