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Dual Degree: MSOM & DAIM

Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine & Doctorate of Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine

12 TERMS (4 YEARS)
1126 CLINIC HOURS
2265 DIDACTIC HOURS

6 AREAS OF STUDY:

  • EAST ASIAN MEDICINE THEORY
  • WESTERN BIOMEDICINE & COLLABORATIVE CARE
  • INTEGRATIVE & FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
  • ADVANCED ACUPUNCTURE
  • TRADITIONAL CHINESE & JAPANESE HERBAL MEDICINE
  • PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

AIMC Berkeley’s Dual Degree Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) & Doctorate of Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine (DAIM) program is designed for future acupuncturists who want to practice the full breadth of functional & integrative medicine allowed under their license. Students complete the MSOM & DAIM coursework over the course of the program.

PROGRAM BREAKDOWN

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 MSOM 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.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

90 undergraduate semester credits or 135 quarter units

TUITION

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. 

PAYING FOR THE PROGRAM

Students enrolled in the MSOM/DAIM program may qualify for Federal Financial Aid in the form of Direct Unsubsidized loans and/or Graduate PLUS loans. The DAIM 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.

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Acupuncture as a Profession

Open House October 18th, 6-7:30pm

Join us online to gain a comprehensive overview of our programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our tele-health clinic, and online herbal pharmacy. Current AIMC students will also be available to share their experiences and answer questions.

If you attend and decide to apply for the Spring 2022 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Spring term begins on January 3rd.

To join, contact Holly at 510-224-3178 or admissionsinfo@aimc.edu.

Testimonials

"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
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