The Master of Acupuncture (MAc) program is specifically designed for the following individuals:
- Students who wish to practice outside California
- Students interested in developing a practice emphasizing acupuncture, including MDs and other licensed Western medical practitioners authorized to use acupuncture needles in the State of California.
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 MTCM program which includes both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine studies.
Community Acupuncture Clinic
The MAc 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 Master of Acupuncture program is a three-year professional degree program consisting of 2208 hours and a total of 117.25 units. Students who have a Western science or Western medicine education can complete the program in two years. 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 seven academic and clinical departments:
• TCM Theory
• TCM Acupuncture
• TCM Clinical Medicine
• TCM Clinical Training
• Western Medicine
• Complementary Studies
• Review and Assessment
For detailed course descriptions refer to the MTCM Program section of the website and the applicable Master of Acupuncture Program Overview.
The MAc program meets the accreditation requirements of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Upon completion of the program you can become certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as a Diplomate in Acupuncture, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM).