Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Ancient Wisdom, Modern Healthcare

Join ACTCM at CIIS on a truly remarkable career path of fulfillment, transformation, and holistic health in the field of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. The Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) is a comprehensive acupuncture program designed to lead students to the level of knowledge and clinical proficiency necessary to become a successful independent health care provider—whether as an individual practitioner or as part of an integrative medicine team.

A Master’s Degree from a World Renowned School

ACTCM students receive the highest standards of instruction, in a scholarly academic environment that has one of the strongest records and reputations in the country of producing knowledgeable healers and leaders at the forefront of acupuncture.

ACTCM emphasizes hands-on clinical training in conjunction with the study of theoretical material, allowing students to gain an understanding of, and appreciation for, the depth of the medicine. Our master’s program comprises of the following areas of study: Chinese medicine, acupuncture therapeutics, herbal medicine, biomedicine, and clinical training.

Program Start Dates: Spring (early January), Summer (early May), and Fall (early September)

Now Accepting Applications for the Summer 2018 Semester. Apply Now!

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ACTCM joined the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) as it fourth school in 2015. The merger expanded resources and opportunities for acupuncture and mental health education and research. With nearly 40 years of rich history, ACTCM continues to lead and shape education in Chinese medicine through innovative programming, conservation and community activism, policy leadership, and collaborative partnerships. ACTCM at CIIS is proud to be one of the few acupuncture schools in the country approved by both national accreditor (ACAOM) and regional accreditor (WSCUC).

Program Highlights

ACTCM at CIIS also offers an entry-level First Professional Doctorate program that incorporates the Master’s degree curriculum with an additional focus on integrative medicine and collaborative care. View our degree comparison chart to further understand the differences between programs.

We would love to connect with you. If you have more questions, please connect with admissions, view our FAQs, or call 415-282-7600 or (415-401-0464 direct line to admissions office).