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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 Updates for Spring 2021

  • Designed for those with a MSOM degree looking to conveniently achieve the a doctoral education while still working. Fully online option starting January 2021. 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

The school has an account with Sallie Mae which is a commercial student loan lender. A private student loan will be available from this lender. However, the school cannot support and assume any responsibility for this private financing.

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Doctorate Completion

Due to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, AIMC Berkeley has changed the structure of our Doctoral Completion program. Our Spring 2021 cohort will have the option to be fully online. If and when clinical opportunities become available through the school or student contacts, they can be used for clinical hours. All clinical training sites are subject to review. We are prepared to continue online education where necessary to support the safety of our students during the ongoing pandemic.

Curriculum at a glance:

Doctorate Course List

Spring Trimester 2020: January-April 2021
Summer Trimester 2020: May-August 2021
Didactic: 11.5 units (172.5 hours)
Clinic: 4.5 units (136 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