How to Apply

To apply, you will need to submit:

For more information, please read the Transitional DACM Application Instructions.

Learn about our Transfer Units Policy.

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Application deadlines are as follows:*

Semester Application Deadline
Spring 2020 Semester December 1st, 2019
Fall 2019 Semester August 1st, 2019

To apply to the Transitional Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (transitional DACM) program you must have completed the following:

  1. Graduation from a Master’s degree program in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine or Oriental Medicine accredited by (or in candidate status with) the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, or the foreign equivalent, with at least 90 college semester units (or 135 quarter units) from undergraduate studies and the proof of completion of general biology, general chemistry and general psychology courses. Status of each institution or foreign equivalent will be determined by the Admissions Committee.
  2. In good standing at the last educational institution attended.
  3. ACTCM will not accept non-matriculated students into the transitional DACM program.

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To discuss which degree is right for you, contact Admissions at 415-401-0464 or email

Module Schedule

Fall 2018 Cohort (2nd Semester)

Spring 2019 Semester

1/11/2019 – 1/14/2019

2/22/2019 – 2/25/2019

4/5/2019 – 4/8/2019

Spring 2019 Cohort 

Spring 2019 Semester

1/11/2019 – 1/14/2019

2/22/2019 – 2/25/2019

4/5/2019 – 4/8/2019

Summer 2019 Semester

5/31/2019 – 6/3/2019

6/28/2019 – 7/1/2019

8/2/2019 – 8/5/2019

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