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Is your program accredited?
  • The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) granted accreditation to Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) professional doctorate program in English under applicable ACAOM standards effective 24 February 2018. Accreditation status and notes may be viewed at:http://acaom.org/directory-menu/directory/ ACAOM is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068; www.acaom.org
  • SCU is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is located at 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501, telephone: 510-748-9001.
What are the academic entry requirements?

Prerequisites for the MACM Program

  • Completed application
  • Completed a high school diploma or equivalent and must have at least three years (90 semester units or 135 quarter units) of education from a U.S. accredited college or university (or international equivalent)
  • GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 grade scale
  • Specific courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology may be submitted prior to admission or taken as co-requisite while enrolled in the MACM program at SCU and must be successfully completed according to the completion schedules
  • Personal Statement
  • English competency
Is there financial aid for the MACM program at the College of Eastern Medicine?
Yes, financial aid is available for the MACM program. To learn more about all the financial aid opportunities available, please contact our Financial Aid Department at (562) 947-8755 ext. 766 or by email at FinancialAid@scuhs.edu.
Are there any scholarship opportunities?
If you are interested in learning more about all the scholarship opportunities that are available, please contact our Admissions Department at (562) 475-7604 or by email at Admissions@scuhs.edu.  
What is the difference between the DACM and MACM program??
The MACM is a program within the components of the DACM program. The DACM program has additional competencies and is one trimester (4 months) more than the MACM.
What is the degree requirement to practice in the U.S. and in California?
The current degree requirement to practice in the U.S. and in California is either an entry-level doctorate degree, such as the DACM at SCU, or a master’s degree such as the MACM at SCU.
Can I do the MACM program part-time?
Yes. Students may take courses at their selected pace. However, graduation may take longer than 9 trimesters if students were to take the program part-time.
Do I need to have a bachelor’s degree to gain admittance to the MACM program?
No. Students do not need a bachelor’s degree for the MACM program application. Applicants must have completed at least three years (90 semester units or 150 quarter units) of education from an accredited college or university, earning a minimum grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.0 grade scale.
Do you offer any assistance to MACM students coming from out of town?
The student services at SCU provide housing information for students from out of town. Please clink on the link for details. https://scuhs.libguides.com/studentaffairs/rentals.
What language is the program taught in? Do I need to know Chinese?
The program is taught in English. Students do not need to know Chinese to attend the program.
What is the difference between MACM, MSTCM, MAcOM, MSAOM, MSOM, MTOM, MTCM, MSTOM, MATCM?
The MACM at SCU is a master level program. Each school may have their own degree title using the combination of indicators within the context of traditional Chinese medicine (e.g. A=acupuncture, CM=Chinese medicine, OM=Oriental medicine, TCM=traditional Chinese medicine, HM=herbal medicine, IM=integrative medicine). However, the programs vary in rigor and content. Students should look carefully at the program design and description.
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