Admissions Requirements – MSTOM

Admissions Requirements – MSTOM

Master of Science (Traditional Oriental Medicine) – San Diego, New York, Chicago

Master of Science (Acupuncture) – New York, Chicago

Applicants for admission to the master’s degree programs must have satisfactorily completed an associate degree or its equivalent or higher, defined as at least 60 semester credits/90 quarter credits of education at the baccalaureate level or the equivalent from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

Applicants who have not completed a BS or BA bachelor degree, an Associate of Science, or an Associate of Arts must demonstrate completion of 15 units of General Education classes contained within the 60 semester/90 quarter credits required for admission. An additional 15 units of general education must be completed prior to term five of the master’s program.

Five courses in the master’s programs qualify as general education units. Four of the courses are taken within the first year. If the fifth course is also taken within the first year, the student will earn 13.5 required general education units.

  • Anatomy & Physiology 1-lecture & lab (3.5 units)
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2 (3 units)
  • Biology (2.5 units)
  • Survey of Biochemical Principles (2 units)
  • Biological Aspects of Physics (2.5 units)

Pacific College’s associate of applied science degree qualifies students to apply to Pacific’s master’s degree program, however most of the required general education requirements must be met by taking coursework elsewhere or by taking courses offered in the associate of science degree program. An admissions representative would be happy to advise you regarding helpful general education courses to take.

Pacific College’s associate of science degree also qualifies students to apply to the master’s degree program. All GE categories are fulfilled within the required coursework for the associate degree, however to meet the master’s degree requirements for admission at least one course must be taken in each of the following five categories within the total of 30 general education units: written and oral communication; quantitative principles; natural and physical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and humanities and fine arts. The remainder of the required general education courses must be distributed among at least three of the following categories:

  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Humanities and fine arts
  • Quantitative principles

College Board College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams may be used toward fulfilling these GE requirements. A college admissions representative will describe these for you.

Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or greater will be considered for full acceptance to the program.

Previous academic performance in didactic classes may hold greater weight in the decision for admission than previous academic performance in hands-on/practical coursework.

Applicants with lower grade point averages may be considered for full acceptance or conditional acceptance (or acceptance with requirements) to the program with evidence of recent, significant academic success, or professional achievement. Students who are accepted with requirements are assigned a course of study and academic goals to fulfill these for continued acceptance into the program.

Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet English language requirements.