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Earn Your Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine!

Introduction of Masters in TCM

For over 30 years we have set the standards for excellence in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and integrative medicine education.

Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Our nationally accredited Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) program, taught in English and Chinese, provides you with a strong foundation in TCM diagnosis, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, the latest TCM research, extensive clinical training and a comprehensive integrative medical education.

Master of Acupuncture

Designed for students who wish to practice outside California, or those interested in developing a practice emphasizing acupuncture. The MAc program includes both academic and clinical training, with a focus on working in an integrative medical environment, or establishing a Community Acupuncture Clinic.

Financial Aid Available!

Five Branches University is an accredited institution of higher education approved to participate in federal financial aid programs. Our financial aid programs assist more than 80% of our students in meeting the financial costs of their education.

Federal Financial Aid and Supplemental Loans available for tuition AND living expenses

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Why study MTCM at Five Branches

Points of Excellence

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Two California Campuses

You can choose from our two beautiful campuses in Santa Cruz and San Jose, California or attend classes at both to enjoy breathtaking coastal views or unique cultural city experiences. Both campuses offer plenty of sunshine and a diverse and progressive environment in which to live.

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Health Centers

Treating over 160 patients each day, our health centers are the ideal place for students to gain experience in a clinical environment. Our staff includes specialists in neurology, internal medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, oncology, dermatology, immune-deficiency, ophthalmology, pain management, gastroenterology, and cardiology.

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Experienced Faculty and Clinical Experts

Learn from the most highly accomplished faculty in TCM education. Many of our doctors and teachers have decades of experience teaching and practicing TCM in renowned hospitals and medical schools in China and the U.S.

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Specialty Certificate Options and Externship

As an MTCM student, you can receive specialty certification in Sports Medicine, Medical Qigong, Five Element and Tuina Massage.Part of your clinical training may be completed through an externship. The diverse externships we offer allow you to treat a variety of conditions, and explore new fields of specialization.


What Students Say

"here else do we get an education on how to take care of ourselves and be healthy? You have to take care of yourself to take care of other people. Through this program, I have had the capacity to maintain a level of health to a high degree throughout my life and incorporate preventative medicine and wellness. "

"he quality of education here is so strong. To become a practitioner of medicine you need a strong foundation and a good education, and I have the opportunities to push myself ??there are more available electives and more room to grow."


Join the School with the Highest CA LAc. Exam Passing Rate

Introduction of Masters in TCM

For over 30 years we have set the standards for excellence in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and integrative medicine education.

Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Our nationally accredited Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) program, taught in English and Chinese, provides you with a strong foundation in TCM diagnosis, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, the latest TCM research, extensive clinical training and a comprehensive integrative medical education.

Master of Acupuncture

Designed for students who wish to practice outside California, or those interested in developing a practice emphasizing acupuncture. The MAc program includes both academic and clinical training, with a focus on working in an integrative medical environment, or establishing a Community Acupuncture Clinic.

Financial Aid Available!

Five Branches University is an accredited institution of higher education approved to participate in federal financial aid programs. Our financial aid programs assist more than 80% of our students in meeting the financial costs of their education.

Federal Financial Aid and Supplemental Loans available for tuition AND living expenses

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Why study MTCM at Five Branches

Points of Excellence

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Two California Campuses

You can choose from our two beautiful campuses in Santa Cruz and San Jose, California or attend classes at both to enjoy breathtaking coastal views or unique cultural city experiences. Both campuses offer plenty of sunshine and a diverse and progressive environment in which to live.

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Health Centers

Treating over 160 patients each day, our health centers are the ideal place for students to gain experience in a clinical environment. Our staff includes specialists in neurology, internal medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, oncology, dermatology, immune-deficiency, ophthalmology, pain management, gastroenterology, and cardiology.

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Experienced Faculty and Clinical Experts

Learn from the most highly accomplished faculty in TCM education. Many of our doctors and teachers have decades of experience teaching and practicing TCM in renowned hospitals and medical schools in China and the U.S.

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Specialty Certificate Options and Externship

As an MTCM student, you can receive specialty certification in Sports Medicine, Medical Qigong, Five Element and Tuina Massage.Part of your clinical training may be completed through an externship. The diverse externships we offer allow you to treat a variety of conditions, and explore new fields of specialization.


What Students Say

"here else do we get an education on how to take care of ourselves and be healthy? You have to take care of yourself to take care of other people. Through this program, I have had the capacity to maintain a level of health to a high degree throughout my life and incorporate preventative medicine and wellness. "

"he quality of education here is so strong. To become a practitioner of medicine you need a strong foundation and a good education, and I have the opportunities to push myself ??there are more available electives and more room to grow."


Earn Your Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Introduction of Masters in TCM

For over 30 years we have set the standards for excellence in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and integrative medicine education.

Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Our nationally accredited Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) program, taught in English and Chinese, provides you with a strong foundation in TCM diagnosis, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, the latest TCM research, extensive clinical training and a comprehensive integrative medical education.

Master of Acupuncture

Designed for students who wish to practice outside California, or those interested in developing a practice emphasizing acupuncture. The MAc program includes both academic and clinical training, with a focus on working in an integrative medical environment, or establishing a Community Acupuncture Clinic.

Financial Aid Available!

Five Branches University is an accredited institution of higher education approved to participate in federal financial aid programs. Our financial aid programs assist more than 80% of our students in meeting the financial costs of their education.

Federal Financial Aid and Supplemental Loans available for tuition AND living expenses

Mobile Devices

Why study MTCM at Five Branches

Points of Excellence

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Two California Campuses

You can choose from our two beautiful campuses in Santa Cruz and San Jose, California or attend classes at both to enjoy breathtaking coastal views or unique cultural city experiences. Both campuses offer plenty of sunshine and a diverse and progressive environment in which to live.

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Health Centers

Treating over 160 patients each day, our health centers are the ideal place for students to gain experience in a clinical environment. Our staff includes specialists in neurology, internal medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, oncology, dermatology, immune-deficiency, ophthalmology, pain management, gastroenterology, and cardiology.

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Experienced Faculty and Clinical Experts

Learn from the most highly accomplished faculty in TCM education. Many of our doctors and teachers have decades of experience teaching and practicing TCM in renowned hospitals and medical schools in China and the U.S.

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Specialty Certificate Options and Externship

As an MTCM student, you can receive specialty certification in Sports Medicine, Medical Qigong, Five Element and Tuina Massage.Part of your clinical training may be completed through an externship. The diverse externships we offer allow you to treat a variety of conditions, and explore new fields of specialization.


What Students Say

"here else do we get an education on how to take care of ourselves and be healthy? You have to take care of yourself to take care of other people. Through this program, I have had the capacity to maintain a level of health to a high degree throughout my life and incorporate preventative medicine and wellness. "

"he quality of education here is so strong. To become a practitioner of medicine you need a strong foundation and a good education, and I have the opportunities to push myself ??there are more available electives and more room to grow."


Make Your Passion, Natural Health, Your Profession

Introduction of Masters in TCM

For over 30 years we have set the standards for excellence in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and integrative medicine education.

Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Our nationally accredited Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) program, taught in English and Chinese, provides you with a strong foundation in TCM diagnosis, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, the latest TCM research, extensive clinical training and a comprehensive integrative medical education.

Master of Acupuncture

Designed for students who wish to practice outside California, or those interested in developing a practice emphasizing acupuncture. The MAc program includes both academic and clinical training, with a focus on working in an integrative medical environment, or establishing a Community Acupuncture Clinic.

Financial Aid Available!

Five Branches University is an accredited institution of higher education approved to participate in federal financial aid programs. Our financial aid programs assist more than 80% of our students in meeting the financial costs of their education.

Federal Financial Aid and Supplemental Loans available for tuition AND living expenses

Mobile Devices

Why study MTCM at Five Branches

Points of Excellence

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Two California Campuses

You can choose from our two beautiful campuses in Santa Cruz and San Jose, California or attend classes at both to enjoy breathtaking coastal views or unique cultural city experiences. Both campuses offer plenty of sunshine and a diverse and progressive environment in which to live.

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Health Centers

Treating over 160 patients each day, our health centers are the ideal place for students to gain experience in a clinical environment. Our staff includes specialists in neurology, internal medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, oncology, dermatology, immune-deficiency, ophthalmology, pain management, gastroenterology, and cardiology.

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Experienced Faculty and Clinical Experts

Learn from the most highly accomplished faculty in TCM education. Many of our doctors and teachers have decades of experience teaching and practicing TCM in renowned hospitals and medical schools in China and the U.S.

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Specialty Certificate Options and Externship

As an MTCM student, you can receive specialty certification in Sports Medicine, Medical Qigong, Five Element and Tuina Massage.Part of your clinical training may be completed through an externship. The diverse externships we offer allow you to treat a variety of conditions, and explore new fields of specialization.


What Students Say

"here else do we get an education on how to take care of ourselves and be healthy? You have to take care of yourself to take care of other people. Through this program, I have had the capacity to maintain a level of health to a high degree throughout my life and incorporate preventative medicine and wellness. "

"he quality of education here is so strong. To become a practitioner of medicine you need a strong foundation and a good education, and I have the opportunities to push myself ??there are more available electives and more room to grow."


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FUTURE STUDENTS

At Five Branches University our top priority is to prepare our graduates to become exceptional practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Our nationally accredited degree programs provide students with a strong foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnosis, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, the latest TCM research, extensive clinical training, and a comprehensive education in integrative medicine.

Explore our programs:

Here are a few of the top reasons why Five Branches University is the best choice, both academically and personally:

 

* Respected University

As one of the oldest Chinese medicine schools in the United States, Five Branches University is recognized as one of the nation’s top TCM and integrative medicine schools.

* Top Academic and Clinical Experts

Learn from highly accomplished faculty in TCM. Many of our doctors and professors have decades of experience teaching and practicing TCM and integrative medicine in renowned hospitals and medical schools in China and the United States.

* Specialty Certificate Options

As a Doctor & Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine student you can receive advanced academic and clinical training in one of our specialty certifications in Classical Chinese Medicine, Sports Medicine, Medical Qigong, Five Element Acupuncture or Tuina Massage to enhance and distinguish your TCM practice.

Our Study Abroad program is one of the best ways to experience the authentic practice of TCM integrated with modern western medicine. Study at one of our sister schools in China, Taiwan or Vietnam and learn TCM from highly knowledgeable doctors and teachers while completing up to 25% of your clinical training in an integrative hospital setting.
Our commitment to excellence in education continues beyond graduation with our continuing education programs. Bringing expert teachers and lecturers together, we offer a wide variety of high-quality courses in advanced Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrative Medicine.
Study at one of our two beautiful campuses in Santa Cruz and San Jose, California or attend classes at both. Enjoy breathtaking coastal views or a unique cultural city experience. Both campuses offer plenty of sunshine and a diverse and progressive environment in which to live.
In addition to the two TCM clinics at our Santa Cruz and San Jose campuses, students have the opportunity to train in a variety of off-site clinical externships. Students can rotate in clinical settings focusing on mental health, HIV/AIDS, gerontology, community style acupuncture, U.S. veterans, or study at the first TCM residency in a U.S. teaching hospital at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California.
Federal Financial Aid is available for all of our degree programs to cover tuition and living expenses, so you can focus your attention on your studies and not have to worry about the rest.
Flexible course schedules allow you to attend school full-time or part-time and take courses at both campuses, so you can maintain balance in your life and still have time for rest and recreation.
Five Branches prepares you to achieve high passing scores on both the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam and the National Certification Exams. The Cumulative Review Department ensures our students master the material and become experts in the field. Upon graduation, you will be qualified to apply for a top-paying positions at renowned medical institutions, integrative medicine group practices, leading cancer treatment centers, or establish a successful TCM practice anywhere in the world.

Thank you for considering Five Branches University!

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