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The total master’s degree program curriculum of 3180 hours (182 credits) includes 1740 hours of didactic instruction on acupuncture and Oriental medicine, 540 hours of bioscience-related material, and 900 hours of clinical observation and experience. The full-time program is designed to run twelve total trimesters, with fifteen weeks per trimester. The maximum time for program completion is eight years, taking eight credits per trimester minimum. It is also possible to accelerate through the program and complete it in nine trimesters.

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are electives.
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In order to complete the program, 180 hours of clinical observation are required during the first six trimesters, and 720 hours of clinical practice are required during the remaining six trimesters, during which students must complete at least 360 treatment sessions including at least 72 new patients.

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Course Title Code Location

Acupuncture Prescriptions

2102

Acupuncture Techniques

2202

Advanced Acupuncture Techniques*

3105

Advanced Herbal Prescriptions*

4205

Anatomy & Physiology I

1104

Anatomy & Physiology II

1204

Anatomy & Physiology III

1304

Auricular Acupuncture

2302

Board Review

4105

Chinese Herbal Formulas I

2303

Chinese Herbal Formulas II

3103

Chinese Herbal Formulas III

3203

Chinese Patent Herbal Medicine

3302

Clinic Observation III

1306

Clinic Observation IV

2106

Clinical Chinese Herbology I

1303

Clinical Chinese Herbology II

2103

Clinical Chinese Herbology III

2203

Clinical Observation I

1108

Clinical Observation II

1208