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Doctor of Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine (DAIM) – Complete 4 year program

  • Dual Degree Program – Students complete courses and requirements of MSOM Program, then move on to the doctoral level curriculum (see Doctoral Completion Track below).
  • Admissions Requirements: 90 undergraduate semester credits or 135 quarter units.

Doctorate Completion Track – 2 Term Program

  • The doctoral level competencies enable program graduates to fully utilize the scope of practice of a California licensed acupuncturist, including, ordering and interpreting labs and diagnostic imaging, giving effective nutrition advice and exercise counseling, collaborating with other practitioners in patient care, and incorporating scholarship, research, evidence-based and functional medicine into clinical practice.
  • Admissions Requirements: Master’s of Science Degree in Acupuncture (equivalent to our Master’s Degree) including 18 didactic units and 4 units of advanced clinical training in Integrative Medicine.


DAIM full 4 Year Program – 188.5 Credits, 12 trimester, 4 Years

  • Tuition (not including books & fees) = $350 per credit | $5,498 per trimester| $65,975 for program
  • Approximate Fees = $5,000.00 (excluding books and equipment)
  • Approximate Books and Equipment = $4,600

Doctorate Completion Track – 16 Credits, 2 trimesters, 30 Weeks

  • Standard Tuition (not including books & fees) = $450 per credit | $3600 per trimester| $7200 for program/track
    • Approximate Fees = $1105
    • Approximate Books and Equipment = $750
  • AIMC Alumni Tuition (not including books & fees) = $350 per credit | $2800 per trimester| $5600 for program/track
    • Approximate Fees = $1105
    • Approximate Books and Equipment = $750

Paying for the Program

We offer Sallie Mae loans to our DAIM students who are looking for financing options. The loan rates are variable based on loan selection and credit history. Please speak with Financial Aid for more information.

Ask Holly Rhea, Admissions Director, for more information.

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Doctorate Completion

As with most institutions across the globe, AIMC Berkeley has been faced with unprecedented challenges and changes due to the government-imposed restrictions resulting from COVID-19. Since the March 17, 2020 announcement by the California Governor of a shelter-in-place, our administration has been working tirelessly to minimize the interruption to our students’ education. That being said, our doctoral completion program has been designed around our relationships with local hospitals to provide cutting edge clinical training to our students. We are currently evaluating our options and communicating with our clinical sites to determine our next steps.

Doctorate Course List

Curriculum at a glance:

Didactic: 11.5 units (172.5 hours)
Clinic: 4.5 units (134 hours)


"One of my favorite things about AIMC is the sense of community. We come together to support each other through challenges. Instead of a sense of competitiveness between students, there is a caring community that lifts everybody up. The faculty and staff are approachable and provide wonderful support during your graduate journey."

- Master’s Student

Acupuncture & Integrative
Medicine College, Berkeley

2550 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

ADMISSIONS: 510-224-3178
CLINIC: 510-666-8248