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Doctorate/ Ph.D

Doctorate/ Ph.D


Achieve the Highest Level of Academic and Clinical Education in the TCM Profession.

The Postgraduate Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) two-year program is specifically designed for individuals interested in developing a specialization, gaining valuable experience in integrative research, and broadening career opportunities. 

The Convenience of a Hybrid Format

Maximize your education while minimizing your travel time. Every other month join fellow students on campus, with online-learning in between. This convenient format supports you to achieve your goal of earning a doctorate degree in as little as 24 months while maintaining your career.

Personalized Support Throughout the Program

Experience a supportive team that is committed to your personal and professional growth, and just as excited as you are when you achieve your goals. We focus on your individual experience throughout your time with us.

Learn from Acclaimed DAOM Faculty

In a collaborative and diverse academic environment, you will spend time learning from renowned TCM masters from China, Europe and the U.S. These highly distinguished scholars are published authors, perform ground-breaking research, and are innovators in the TCM profession.

Distinguish your Practice with a Specialization

Receive specialized training in two fields of expertise: Chinese Medical Psychology and Trauma as well as TCM Pain Management. The study of these two specializations provides an integrative approach that will enhance and distinguish your TCM practice.

Deepen your Understanding of the Classics

When you understand the classical theory behind TCM, and apply the principles in real-world situations, the Classics become alive.

The Postgraduate DAOM Program is offered at the San Jose campus in both English and Chinese. Learn more about the professional outcomes of the program by reading the DAOM Educational Objectives.

Tamra Portalla

DAOM Student

“After researching and applying to several schools across the U.S., I ultimately chose Five Branches because of its outstanding array of scholars and classes. Yet after being in the program for over a year, it is the exceptional support and encouragement from administration that shines through. I can’t think of a better institution to attend. The DAOM program has exceeded my needs as a student, practitioner and scholar. I am so grateful to be a part of the Five Branches University family.”

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