Now accepting applications for Fall 2021.

Next start date August 26, 2021
We are as passionate about academic excellence as you are about helping others through healing. Our competitive admissions standards, challenging curriculum, and small class sizes reflect the highest quality of education 

Beginning your Chinese medicine career? 

We offer two entry-level degree programs to students who are ready to start their career in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Master of Science of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM)

First Professional Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM)

Already an acupuncturist, or graduating soon?

We offer a doctoral-level degree program for students who are ready to advance in their expertise and education, and who have already completed their master’s-level education in acupuncture and Chinese medicine (or will graduate soon). This program is 100% online.

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Completion Program (DACMCP)

Click here for financial aid and tuition information for all programs.

Have questions?

Our Admissions team is here to help you figure out what program is right for you and support you on your academic journey. 

Email us at or call (415) 229-9734.


Application Deadline

Application deadlines are as follows for every academic year:*

Fall Semester

  • Priority: February 15
  • International: June 15**

Spring Semester

  • Priority: October 15**

* A completed Health Certificate will be required upon acceptance. Applications submitted after the application deadline will still be considered. Priority, however, is given to those individuals whose applications are received before the official deadline.

**If you learn of us only after these deadlines and still wish to apply, please reach out to the admissions counselor for your program to see if there is still space available.

Application Requirements and Materials

Financial Aid

ACTCM believes that the cost of a high-quality education should not be a deterrent to prospective applicants. In recognition of the concern students and families that have with finding adequate resources to meet these costs, our financial aid program is designed to make ACTCM affordable to those students we admit. Approximately 80 percent of our students receive some form of aid from federal, state, and institutional sources.

Click here to learn more about our financial aid.

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