How to Apply

If you are unsure whether you qualify for either the Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (MAcCHM), or the Doctorate of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM), at Yo San University in California, please review the [Admission Requirements] for more information.

If you’re ready to take the next step, please review the below instructions that describe how to apply to the MAcCHM program and DAOM program.

MAcCHM Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following to the Office of Admissions

  • A completed MAcCHM Application
  • Application fee ($100 for domestic applicants or $150 for international applicants)
  • Official sealed transcripts from all institutions attended, showing a minimum of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units
  • Two Letters of Professional or Academic Recommendation
  • Two passport-sized photos
  • A current resume
  • A Statement of Purpose essay (500 words maximum)
  • Admissions Interview

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DAOM Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following to the DAOM Program Office

  • A completed DAOM Application
  • Application Fee ($100 for domestic applicants or $150 for international applicants)
  • An essay of approximately 500 words that summarizes your motivation for seeking the DAOM Degree and why you choose to apply to Yo San University for this program.
  • Professional vita.
  • Attach 2 passport-sized photos of yourself to the top of this application form.
  • Two letters of reference
  • Admissions Interview
  • Verification of state licensure (where applicable)
  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities mailed to the address below

Online Application Download Application

Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
DAOM Program
13315 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066 

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