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    Entry-Level Doctorate

    Completed at least 3 years of undergraduate coursework?

    Earn your doctorate without a master’s prerequisite degree in our Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) program.

    Designed to provide beginning students without a previous acupuncture degree the skills needed for advanced training.

    Earn Your Doctorate

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    ACTCM Grads Achieve 100% Pass Rate on Licensure Exam

    Our degree programs prepare our students for a career in herbology, acupuncture therapeutics, and Chinese medicine.

    Read more about our graduates’ impressive board results.

    Admissions Requirements

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    Transition Your Master's Degree into a Doctorate

    Enrollment is now open to all MSTCM graduates interested in joining our two-semester Transitional DACM Program.

    Classes are taught in convenient 4-day modules and online. Now Accepting Applications!


    Transitional Doctorate

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    Specialize Your Acupuncture Education

    We are the leading DAOM program in the U.S. offering two clinical specialties in women’s health and pain management.

    Meet our expert instructors and discover the top-level academic and clinical experience.


    Post-Graduate Doctorate

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    Visit Our Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic

    We treat a wide variety of conditions and diseases using acupuncture, herbs, and other healing modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

    Schedule your appointment now.

    ACTCM Clinic

ACTCM at CIIS: Shaping the Future of Chinese Medicine & Health

Students choose our college for our rigorous master's and doctoral degree programs in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. A half-century of leadership in mind, body, and spirit education, our vast network of practitioners, and world-renowned faculty foster students' professional development and personal growth.

ACTCM's merger with CIIS expands our ability to re-envision integrative health through collaborations, multimodal approaches, and a broader community to take on today's most pressing health issues.

Featured Blog Posts

New Study Explains the Physiology of Acupuncture in Migraine Treatment

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Can Acupuncture Treat Cancer?

An Interview with TCM Oncology Specialist Dr. Erlene Chiang For yea...

Pu Huang: Fairy Dust for the Blood

Midway down the garden path of ACTCM, you will pass by our very ow...

Q&A with DAOM Candidate Kenneth Scott Phelps

ACTCM DAOM Candidate, Scott Phelp Name Kenneth Scott Phelps, I go ...

Happenings at ACTCM

Entry-Level Degree (MSTCM and DACM)
Open House/Free Application Days
Sat, September 22 | Wed, October 3

Post-Graduate Degree (DAOM)
DAOM Open Houses
Sat, August 11   |  Sat, September 8 |  Sat, October 13  |  Sat, November 10 
8:30AM – 4PM

Take a look at our Recorded Webinars

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