Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Degree



The goal of the Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) program is to train you to become a licensed acupuncturist while obtaining your acupuncture master’s degree.

Your Future Career

Depending on who you ask and where you search for information, the range of salaries may be anywhere from $0 to $200,000. Similar to other medical professions, how well you do in your career will depend on many factors including your medical knowledge, treatment techniques, and communication skills, and mastering these skill will greatly impact your income. Our college’s philosophy is to provide you with the most rigorous and thorough curriculum and diverse clinical training as possible so that you have the greatest chance of success.

Many of our graduates have opened their own practice, begun working in hospitals and wellness centers, and are involved in research. ACAOM is a well-respected acupuncture school with students from all over the world.

Overview of the Program

The program includes 163 total credits. You will learn acupuncture and herbology extensively (361 regular points, 300 herbs, 200 formulas), along with tai-chi and qi-gong, tui-na, biomedical sciences, professional development, integrated medicine, clinical medicine studies, and clinical training.

Length of the Program and Schedule

One of the benefits of our acupuncture & oriental medicine program is its flexibility. Although the 163 credit degree program is intended to be completed in 12 semesters, you can complete the program in 18 semesters if necessary. Most of the courses are in the evenings while clinical training is in the daytime and Saturdays.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $415 per credit.  With estimated fees the total tuition for the entire program is about $69,745. Federal financial aid is available along with payment plans. If you apply early, you will also qualify for institutional scholarships. Scholarships will be based on both first come first serve basis on completed applications as well as merit. If you are interested in receiving scholarships, please begin your application by clicking APPLY.

More Information

  • Viewbook: an introduction of our school at a glance
  • Fact Sheet: program information at a glance
  • MAOM Program Brochure
  • Email [email protected] to get your transcript evaluated for potential transfer credits
  • Call 713.780.9777 to schedule a campus tour, observe a class, speak to one of our students or faculty
  • Call 713.780.9786 to try out a treatment at our clinic