Admission Requirements

 

MAcCHM Degree Program
Applicants for the Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization Program must meet the following admissions requirements:

    • Satisfactory completion of at least two years (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) of general education at the baccalaureate level from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or an international equivalent
    • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher

 

DAcCHM Degree Program
Applicants for the Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization Program must meet the following admissions requirements:

    • Satisfactory completion of at least three years (90 semester credits or 135 quarter credits) of general education at the baccalaureate level from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or an international equivalent
    • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher

 

Up to 50% of the general education requirements can be earned through prior learning assessments such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and the Advanced Placement (AP) exams.

A minimum score of fifty (50) on the CLEP exam in respective subjects is acceptable and will grant three (3) semester credits for each subject. A minimum score of three (3) on the AP exam in respective subjects is acceptable and will grant a minimum of three (3) semester credits.
The minimum scoring standards set by Yo San University are consistent with the recommendations for credit-granting scores by the American Council on Education (ACE).

 

 

Doctorate of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
(DAOM) Requirements

This program offers an evening/weekend schedule, so you can focus on your career and obtain your goals.

Requirements

Applicants who have earned a Master’s degree consisting of at least 2800 hours in TCM or Oriental medicine from an ACAHM accredited or candidate institution with evidence of not less than a 3.0 grade point average can be considered for admissions to the DAOM program after submitting the application form and accompanying documents.

Required Accompanying Documents

  • Official transcripts from each school listed on the application
  • A completed DAOM application form
  • A Statement of Purpose essay (500 words maximum)
  • A current Resume or Vitae
  • Two letters of professional or academic recommendation on official letterhead

Special Requirements: Applicants with a Master’s degree (or Master’s level diploma) in TCM or Oriental medicine of less than 2800 hours must demonstrate experience equivalency. A deficiency in educational hours may be remedied by documented clinical experience. Deficiencies in undergraduate or Master’s degree grade point averages (3.0 minimum) will also be noted. Applicants in these categories will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee who will consider formal education hours, clinical experience and contributions to the field.

International Applicant Requirements

If you currently reside in a country outside of the United States of America, you’ll need the following in addition to the above:

  • Official transcripts from each school listed on the application from outside the United States, evaluated by World Education Services (www.wes.org) to coincide with the US grading system
  • Official TOEFL SCORES (minimum score of 80 on the Internet Based Test)
  • Financial statement from bank showing the minimum amount to qualify
  • A completed MAcCHM/DAOM application form
  • Payment of $150 (dollars) International Application Fee
  • Two passport –style photographs (2×2 inches to be used for student identification cards)
  • A Statement of Purpose essay (500 words maximum)
  • A current Resume or Vitae
  • Two letters of professional or academic recommendation on official letterhead

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If anything is unclear, please call 310-577-3000 to speak with an Admissions Advisor, or fill out the form on this page to request more information.