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MASTERS OF SCIENCE
in Acupuncture with a specialization in Chinese Herbal Medicine*

10 TERMS (3.5 YEARS)
990 CLINIC HOURS
2093 DIDACTIC HOURS

6 AREAS OF STUDY:

  • ACUPUNCTURE
  • HERBOLOGY
  • BIOMEDICINE
  • EAST ASIAN MEDICINE
  • INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
  • PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

AIMC Berkeley’s Masters of Science in Acupuncture with a specialization in Chinese Herbal Medicine (MSAcCHM)* program is designed for future acupuncturists who want to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine with a strong emphasis on integrative medicine. After initial accreditation for our revised & updated curriculum in 2016, AIMC Berkeley’s Master’s program received the maximum ACAOM re-accreditation of 7 years in 2021.

*Please note, the title of this degree is currently Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine. It will change to Masters of Science in Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine specialty (MSAcCHM) for graduates in 2023 and beyond.

PROGRAM BREAKDOWN

AIMC Berkeley operates year-round on a 15-week trimester system (3 terms of equal length per year) Our program is designed to be completed in 10 terms (3 1/3 years). The MAc. degree fulfills the educational requirements for both National (NCCAOM) and California (California Acupuncture Board) licensing standards.

The program consists of 172.5 units (3082.5 hours) and is made up of both didactic and clinic practice units.

  • Didactic units: 139.5 (2092.5 hours)
  • Clinic units: 33 (990 hours)

TUITION

Tuition Total = $64,010 ($370 per unit, not including fees**)
Approximate Fees = $8,555 (books, fees, needles, cups, equipment)
Total Cost Estimate* = $72,565 *Entire Program

*This estimate includes total estimated tuition costs, required fees, required equipment and supplies, and recommended books for completing the program in the 10 terms for all didactic and on-site clinical hours.

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Acupuncture as a Profession

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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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