Master of Acupuncture
The Master of Acupuncture is a three-year, 2,352 hour/152.75 credit program designed for students having a special affinity for classical acupuncture and moxibustion, and wanting a more streamlined graduate experience. The foundation of the MAc program is similar to that of the MSOM program, with fewer hours of theory and without the focus on herbal instruction. An increased emphasis is placed on the refinement of palpation and perception skills used in acupuncture diagnosis and treatment.
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Program Information At a Glance
While no minimum GPA is specified, only a small percentage of admitted applicants have below 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Candidates for admission are evaluated holistically based on:
Applicants are selected regardless of race, gender, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disabilities, or any other protected class under local, state, or federal law. See all prerequisite information for master of acupuncture program.
Length of Program
Three years typical for full–time students
Students who are concurrently enrolled in the ND program have the choice of completing either a five- or six-year course of study. Many hours of coursework from the ND program are transferable to the MAc program.
MAc Professional Track
It is expected that professional healthcare practitioners (ND s, MD s, DO s, DC s, RN s, NP s, PA s, etc) will qualify for transfer credit for the western science portion of the program, leaving a core program of 1,866 hours and 113.25 credits. These can be taken over three or five years, with an average of 11 or 7 credits per quarter, respectively. Courses will be offered primarily in the evenings, to accommodate the needs of working professionals seeking to attain a second degree.
Tuition and Fees (first year)
Graduates of the Master of Acupuncture (MAc ) program are eligible to apply for acupuncture licensure in the state of Oregon and to take the acupuncture exams administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which many states use as a basis for licensure.