Doctor of Acupuncture &
Oriental Medicine (DAOM)


The Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine program will give you extensive knowledge in the classics of acupuncture and Oriental medicine and allow you to become an authority in the field of acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Your Future Career

Success depends on many factors, but having the highest credentials in the field of acupuncture and herbal medicine will allow you to attract more patients and referrals from other practitioners.  In a field where it is often difficult for a new patient to distinguish among practitioners, many individuals look for a doctoral degree as a sign of competence. In addition, choosing the right school that is widely recognized nationally and internationally is crucial in dictating your future success. Our college’s philosophy is to provide you with the most thorough curriculum as possible so that you have the greatest chance of success.

Our Strong Program to Improve Your Success

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

  1. Our institution is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. You will have the peace of mind that your degree is recognized.
  2. Our 6 sister schools, which are top universities in China and Taiwan, will give you more access to best practices, which will further help you gain advanced techniques and ways that other countries treat patients.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

Courses will begin with the introduction and analysis of the ancient classics related to Oriental medicine as well as gynecology.  Domestic and international renown faculty will be brought in to teach the doctoral courses.

Much of the college’s knowledge and experience comes from it’s collaboration with Houston Methodist Hospital and the college’s sister school collaborations with 6 top universities in Asia. With continuous knowledge exchange between faculty from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, and other traditional Chinese medical universities, the college has been able to find a balance between traditional Chinese and modern integrative medicine.

Once you graduate, you will have completed courses in acupuncture, herbal medicine, research methodology, and specialized training in acupuncture and herbal medicine as it relates to gynecology.

Length of the Program and Schedule

ACAOM enrolls students into the doctoral program only once a year in the Fall semesters.  You will be expected to complete the 60 credit degree program in 6 semesters. Courses are modular and offered one weekend per month.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is $518 per credit.  Together with estimated fees, the total tuition for the entire program is about $15,990 per year. Scholarships are available.

ACAOM alumni receive discounted rate of $414 per credit ($12,870 per year).

Federal financial aid is available along with payment plans. Students who apply early 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.

Important Dates

Spring 2017 classes begin on January 11, 2017.

Summer 2017 Early Application Deadline (qualify for scholarships) – March 14, 2017

Summer 2017 Application Deadline – April 13, 2017

Summer 2017 Classes begin on May 10, 2017

Request More Information

Fill out the “Request Info” form if you would like to receive the following:

  • degree plan
  • course descriptions
  • listing of our world renown faculty
  • sample schedule
  • sitting in a class
  • getting a catalog emailed
  • getting your transcript evaluated for potential transfer credits
  • getting more information about financial aid