12 TERMS (4 YEARS)
1126 CLINIC HOURS
2265 DIDACTIC HOURS
6 AREAS OF STUDY:
*We anticipate changing this degree title as soon as we have permission from our accrediting bodies to do so. We recognize the pain and history associated with the o-word and intend to update this harmful language as soon as possible.
AIMC Berkeley’s Dual Degree Masters of Science in Acupuncture & Doctorate of Acupuncture with a specialization in Chinese Herbal Medicine* program is designed for future acupuncturists who want to practice the full breadth of functional & integrative medicine allowed under their license. Students complete the MSAcCHM & DAcCHM coursework over the course of the program.
This 12 term program can be completed in as little as 4 years. AIMC Berkeley operates year-round on a 15-week trimester system (3 terms of equal length per year). The MAc. degree fulfills the educational requirements for both National (NCCAOM) and California (California Acupuncture Board) licensing standards.
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. Graduates are ready to publish papers or books & teach Continuing Education courses based on their Doctoral Research projects.
*Please note, the title of these degrees are currently Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine & Doctor of Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine. They will change to these new titles for graduates in 2023 and beyond.
90 undergraduate semester credits or 135 quarter units
|Tuition Total||= $69,930 ($370 per credit, not including fees**)|
|Approximate Fees||= $9,600 (books, fees, supplies, equipment)|
|Total Cost Estimate*||= $79.530* Entire Dual Degree Program|
*This estimate includes total estimated tuition costs, required fees, required equipment and supplies, and recommended books for completing the program in the 12 terms for all didactic and on-site clinical hours.
Students enrolled in the MAc./DAc. program may qualify for Federal Financial Aid in the form of Direct Unsubsidized loans and/or Graduate PLUS loans. The DAc. is officially accredited by ACAOM & qualifies for Federal Financial Aid as of August 2021.
Additionally, dual degree students can apply for our Diversity, Medical Professional, Massage Therapist, or Financial Need Scholarships. We’ve also compiled a list of scholarships from outside organizations available to Chinese Medicine students.
"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