Admissions Requirements – Transitional Doctorate

Transitional Entry-Level Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine / Doctorate of Acupuncture

– San Diego

A student’s entrance into the program begins with an assessment of the previously completed master’s degree curriculum in comparison to Pacific’s. Any substantial deficiencies are assigned as either pre-requisites to admission or co-requisites to the program of study.

Applicants must demonstrate at least 730 or 940 hours of clinic training (MSAc, MSTOM, respectively). Applicants with fewer hours may demonstrate up to 60 hours of continuing clinical education via appropriate CEUs.

Because the richness of the classes is directly related to students’ professional experience, we require proof of experience in the form of state licensure, NCCAOM certification or a documented acupuncture practice.

In addition, students must have completed 90 semester units/135 quarter units of undergraduate coursework from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or international equivalent.

Students who attended an undergraduate school outside the United States must request an academic evaluation of international transcripts/documents in terms of American accredited equivalency to be sent directly to Pacific from the evaluating service.

Students who completed their acupuncture training outside the United States must submit their transcripts directly to Pacific College for evaluation.

Graduates of this program are not considered to have graduated from an ACAHM accredited or pre-accredited program and may not rely on ACAHM accreditation or pre-accreditation for professional licensure or other purposes.

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