DAOM Admissions Requirements

AOMA considers applicants who are able to demonstrate a clear rationale behind the desire to continue with graduate study, who have shown and continue to evince a high level of personal and professional integrity, and who display an aptitude for Chinese medical education at the professional level.

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. 

Admissions Requirements

  1. A Master’s degree from an ACAOM-accredited program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

  2. Demonstrated scholastic achievement at the graduate level evidenced by a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in their masters program.

  3. 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 basis.

Visit the How to Apply section for application materials and admissions process.

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