Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine Dual-Degree Program

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DTCM/MTCM Dual-Degree TCM Program

Our Doctor and Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a single program conferring two degrees at graduation – the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine – is taught in English and Chinese. The program 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. Financial aid is available.
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Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM)

Students who have two rather than three years of undergraduate studies may enroll in the Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) degree program, a four-year graduate professional degree program comprising 3435 hours in length and a total of 195.5 units. The program, taught on a trimester basis, is presented in English at our Santa Cruz campus, and in English and Chinese at our San Jose campus. The MTCM programs are daytime programs. Enrollment on a part-time basis is available based on consideration and approval by the Academic Dean and Admissions Director. The MTCM program is eligible for Federal financial aid.

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DAc/MAc Program

The Doctor and Master of Acupuncture (DAc/MAc) program is specifically designed for students who wish to practice outside California, or those interested in developing a practice emphasizing acupuncture. The program includes both academic and clinical training, with a focus on working in an integrative medical environment, or establishing a Community Acupuncture Clinic.

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Five Branches University Santa Cruz and San Jose have received full 7 years accreditation for both the Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine programs:
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Learn from the most highly accomplished faculty in TCM education. Many of our doctors and teachers have decades of experience teaching and practicing TCM and integrative medicine in renowned hospitals and medical schools in China and the U.S.


Choosing to enroll in a TCM degree program is an important decision. Call us and visit our campuses to experience firsthand the quality of our teaching and clinical training, and to receive the information you need to enter the rewarding field of TCM.

Financial Aid

Our financial aid program can assist you with the financial costs of your education, including both tuition and living expenses.

Academic Calendar

The English and Chinese Doctor and Master’s of Traditional Chinese Medicine program is a daytime program. Our flexible programs provide you with the option to complete the four-year program on an accelerated, full or part-time basis.


Up to 25% of your clinical training hours may be completed through an externship. The diverse externships we offer allow you to become exposed to different patient populations, treat a wide variety of conditions, and explore new fields of specialization. Externships are offered at for example the Highland Hospital in Oakland, and leading hospitals in China, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam.

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