OCOM seeks individuals who demonstrate the maturity and preparation necessary to undertake the challenges of our Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM) program. The admissions committee reviews each applicant based on several criteria, including academic record and professional and life experiences.
Applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of college at an accredited* institution (a minimum of 135 quarter credits, or 90 semester credits), though we recommend that incoming students have completed four years of college. By the time they matriculate, applicants must also have completed the following college-level courses:
Each of these science courses must be completed at an accredited* college or university with a grade of "C" or better. Courses in biology, chemistry and psychology must be a minimum of three quarter credits or two semester credits in length. Prerequisite classes of biology and chemistry must have been completed in the ten years prior to matriculation at OCOM; students will be required to retake prerequisite classes in biology and chemistry if more than ten years have elapsed. (Exceptions to this policy may be made for actively practicing medical professionals, those who have completed substantial study of biology and chemistry, or for those who have successfully completed recent coursework requiring biology or chemistry as prerequisites.)
If you have questions about the master's program contact the Office of Admissions or visit an OCOM admissions representative at a career or graduate fair in your area.
OCOM is approved by the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization to grant admission to full-time students. I-20 forms are available to admitted applicants who meet INS requirements. Students who were not educated in the United States must meet the same admissions requirements as U.S.-educated applicants. Such candidates must have their educational credentials evaluated by an international educational service such as World Education Services and have these sent to OCOM’s admissions office.
The OCOM master's degree program is an approved program for enrollment by eligible veterans. VA-eligible students must contact the Registrar for more information.