Graduate Certificate in Chinese Herbology


The goal of the Graduate Certificate in Chinese Herbology is to educate students in herbal medicine. These courses will be at the graduate level consistent with the courses for the Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.

Your Future Career

Each state will have its own regulations related to the practice of herbal medicine.  Upon graduation, the purpose of this program is the following:

1. Allow acupuncture practitioners from other states who did not have any herbal courses to be qualified to take the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine herbal medicine module.

2. Allow graduates to sell herbs that are prescribed by licensed acupuncturists.

3. Work in facilities that sell herbs.

4. Conduct research.

5. Work in herb manufacturing companies.

Our Strong Program to Improve Your Success

Our college’s success and worldwide reputation is based on several factors:

  1. Our clinics have seen over 135,385 patients since 2005, giving you a tremendous amount of experience.
  2. Our 6 sister schools, which are top universities in China and Taiwan, will give you the option to rotate in their hospital departments, which will further help you gain advanced techniques and ways that other countries treat patients.  Our sister school China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, home to Nobel Prize Winner Tu Yu Yu, provides strong support and knowledge exchange for our programs.
  3. Our collaboration with one of the top hospital systems in the country for over 10 years, the Houston Methodist Hospital Healthcare System, has allowed us to successfully develop successful patient treatment protocols so that you learn how various cases integrate Eastern and Western modalities.
  4. Our patient charting and pain protocol, which you learn, is the only of its kind to have ever been accredited by the American Academy of Pain Management.
  5. Our connections with other universities worldwide allows us to continuously improve our curriculum so that you are learning from the best universities and minds in the world. This was shown in our college hosting the 2014 World Federation of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Societies, which attracted 906 professionals from 36 countries. Our students were able to choose from 200 different abstracts to attend.

Overview of the Program

Once enrolled in the certificate program, you will participate in didactic courses and clinical training. The program includes 66 total credits. You will learn herbology extensively (361 regular points, 300 herbs, 200 formulas), and herbal clinical training. For more detailed plan and course descriptions, please fill out the form “Request Info” on this page.

Length of the Program and Schedule

One of the benefits of our program is its flexibility. Although the 66 credit degree program is intended to be completed in 7 semesters, you can complete the program in 10 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.  The total tuition for the entire program is about $27,390 (~$13,695 per year). The college offers financial aid.  To begin the application process, click  APPLY.

More Information

  • Viewbook: an introduction of our school at a glance
  • 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