The Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program is designed for students who have already completed masters-level education in the field of Chinese medicine. The program empowers professionals to develop advanced techniques for the treatment of pain, to establish skills necessary for conducting scholarly research, and to master competencies for teaching in university settings.
A Master’s degree from an ACAOM-accredited program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine
Demonstrated scholastic achievement at the graduate level evidenced by a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in their masters program
Current license or eligibility to obtain a license to practice acupuncture in the state of Texas. Students will not be required to obtain Texas licensure.
The capacity to practice professional behaviors and provide patient-centered care
AOMA may consider DAOM applicants who do not meet the above criteria but otherwise possess an ACAOM-accredited or candidate degree, or its equivalent, and are either an experienced practitioner or a candidate with particular educational deficiencies. Special admissions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Visit the How to Apply section for application materials and admissions process.
The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program commenced in July of 2013. Information about the On-time Completion Rate, Median Loan Debt, and Placement Rate will become available upon completion of the degree program by the initial cohort of doctoral students.
AOMA prepares students to work as acupuncturists (Standard Occupational Classification #29-199.01).