Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
The MSOM program is the most comprehensive training in classical Chinese medicine offered in the US . In this 4-year, 3,450 hour/225 credit program, students are immersed in the classical foundations of the medicine, receive a holistic education in Western medical sciences, and are trained in the clinical application of the major modalities of Chinese medicine--herbal formulation, acupuncture, moxibustion, bodywork, qigong and nutrition. The curriculum has a strong focus on personal and professional cultivation in order to support the health of the students as they progress through school, as well as to optimize their proficiency as practitioners.
The ideal MSOM student wants:
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.
Length of Program
Four years typical for full–time students
Students who are concurrently enrolled in the MSOM and ND programs complete a six-year course of study. Many hours of coursework from the ND program are transferable to the MSOM program.
Tuition and Fees (first year)
Graduates of the MSOM program are eligible to apply for acupuncture licensure in the state of Oregon and to take both the herb and acupuncture exams administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which many states use as a basis for licensure