Online Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Completion Program (DACMCP)

Transitional Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACMt)

A Doctorate Addressing Today’s Health Care

The Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Completion Program (DACMCP) allows graduates of  Masters degree programs to obtain their doctoral degree from home.  The 100% online program can be completed in two semesters. The completion program consists of course work in doctoral-level research and collaborative communications with the addition of advanced Chinese medicine-specific content. Students will engage in academic research and writing with the intent to gain skills suitable for publication and professional presentation as Doctors of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

The format of the online DACM Completion Program does not include clinic internship or lab classes. The classes are didactic, or based on clinical analysis and mentorship, making online instruction suitable for deepening and extending practitioner knowledge.  The Online DACM Completion Program provides practitioners with skills to provide the best quality collaborative care essential to treat the whole health of their patients.

The online DACM Completion Program is designed for those graduates of  Masters level education approved by ACAOM.  This degree program is for those that want to advance their knowledge and skill sets in integrative, collaborative care while completing their doctoral degree.

Designed with the working professional in mind, the transitional online DACM Completion Program offers the opportunity to obtain doctorate education in a convenient online 2-semester program. The degree builds on MSTCM knowledge to provide additional coursework in systems-based medicine, oncology, and advanced syndrome-based herbal study, research literacy and evidence-informed practices. 

Chinese medicine has significant contributions to offer at times of greatest need. A doctoral degree will support your current practice and help to prepare you for the journey ahead.

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We will accept applications for Spring 2021 starting on September 15th. The priority application deadline will be October 15th

Health care is rapidly changing. We recognize that modern health care calls for acupuncturists to be equipped with the knowledge, communication, and research skills to effectively work with other healthcare professionals which is why the online DACM  Completion Program focuses on creating a deeper knowledge base by advancing practitioner skill sets in integrative, collaborative care.

The Online DACMCompletion Program provides students with a deeper knowledge base so that they can provide the best quality collaborative care essential to treat the whole health of their patient.


Chelsea Mao, ACTCM “ACTCM is actually my preferred choice of alumni because of the maturity and professionalism of the graduates.”

Chelsea Mao, Manager of Integrative Health and Wellness at Chinese Hospital in San Francisco


Click to watch the video below and meet our alumni, Dr. Carla Cassler (L.Ac, DAOM ’11), founder of the Bay Area Veteran’s Acupuncture Clinic and a board member of Acupuncturists Without Borders. Hear her story and learn more about the programs at ACTCM.

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