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AOMA considers applicants who demonstrate a clear intention to pursue graduate-level study, who model a high level of personal integrity, and who show an aptitude for Oriental medical education at the professional level. Please review Admissions Requirements for the degree program to which you are applying.

Master's Degree Requirements

Doctoral Degree Requirements

How to Apply

Please apply through our online application system.

You will be asked to enter your name and email to create an account. You will be asked to supply both personal and academic information on the application form and have the ability to save and complete your work at a later date. If you find you do now have all the information you need to complete the application, you will be able to return to finish the application at a later date after you have created an account. After you apply, you will be redirected to pay the $75 application fee.

If you are unable to complete the online form, you may Download a Paper Application Form.

MAcOM Application Materials
  • Completed application form
  • Official college transcripts sent directly from the college(s) attended to AOMA’s admissions office
  • Personal statement of no less than 350 words that includes:
    • Reasons for embarking on this course of study at this school
    • Demonstration of a keen desire to study Oriental medicine
    • Proof of an understanding of the major commitment of time, finances, and personal dedication necessary for a successful academic career
    • Preparation for transition to graduate school and/or relocation to Austin
    • Career plans
  • Current resume or C.V., outlining educational and professional development
  • Two letters of recommendation sent directly to AOMA from professionals, instructors, and/or employers who know the applicant and the applicant’s skills and ability to perform master’s-level studies.
    • Letters must be signed by the authors. Letters may be submitted via AOMA’s electronic submission system bearing the electronic signature of the author (see online application form for details) or submitted by mail or fax. If faxed, letters should be printed on letterhead.
    • AOMA does not accept letters of recommendation submitted by direct email, photocopies, or unsigned letters.
  • Copies of any professional licenses or certificates held by applicant
  • Two passport-sized photos (2" x 2")

There is a nonrefundable application fee of $75.

Download a Checklist of the Application Materials

MAcOM Application Dates

New students may apply for the Fall, Winter, or Summer terms. Transfer students may apply for the Fall, Winter, Summer, or Spring terms. Non-degree seeking students must apply by the dates indicated below. *All students must attend Orientation on the indicated dates preceding the first day of instruction.

Admissions are conducted on a continuous, or rolling, basis and applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of published deadlines.

Spring Term 2015 (transfer students only)

February 16: Spring term graduate application deadline

April 13: First day of classes

Summer Term 2015

May 23: Summer term graduate application deadline

July 20: First day of classes

Fall Term 2015

August 1: Fall term graduate application deadline

September 21: First day of classes

DAOM Application Materials

Applicants who meet the admissions requirements will be considered for admission upon submission of:

Completed Application Form

Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended sent directly from those institutions to the AOMA Admissions Office.

AOMA Alumni who have graduated more than 5 years prior to the date of application must request official transcripts for all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official AOMA transcripts may be ordered by contacting the Registrar's Office at registrar@aoma.edu

Current CV outlining educational and professional development

Personal statement of at least 500 total words addressing all of the following criteria:

No less than 250 words that include:

  • Description of your most difficult interaction or communication in your professional career
  • Explanation of how you approached this difficult interaction and how the situation was resolved
  • Description of how the interaction influenced your approach to difficult situations

No less than 250 words that include:

  • Evidence of interest in this clinical specialty area
  • Description of plans for future scholarly work in the field of Chinese medicine
  • Description of plans for future professional development and leadership in the field of Chinese medicine

Two letters of recommendation from instructors, employers, and/or collaborators who know the applicant and the applicant’s skills and ability to perform doctoral-level studies.

Letters must be signed by their authors. Letters may be submitted via AOMA’s electronic submission system bearing the electronic signature of the author (see online application form for details) or submitted by mail or fax bearing the signature of the letter writer. If faxed, letters should be printed on letterhead.

Copies of any professional licenses or certificates

Two passport-sized photos (2" x 2")

There is a nonrefundable application fee of $75.

DAOM Application Dates

AOMA is currently accepting applications for the July 2015 doctoral program cohort.

Applications are due May 20, 2015.

Application Process

Completed applications will be evaluated by the Director of Admissions and the Admissions Committee. After this initial evaluation, applicants may be granted an admissions interview. Acceptance or rejection is typically communicated within 7-10 days of completion of the admissions interview. Applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of their preferred entry date.

International Students

Additional Application Materials

  • All documents and fees required of US applicants (above)
  • Official transcripts for all previous academic work

All transcripts must be in English.

All transcripts must be sent directly to AOMA from the institution where the work was completed.

  • Transcript evaluation by a recognized provider of foreign academic credentialing services.

This credentialing report must be sent directly to AOMA from the credentialing service.

For a list of recognized, approved credentialing services, please click here.

  • An original Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report from the Educational Testing Service (ETS)

See English Language Proficiency below

  • Documentation of financial resources sufficient to demonstrate the ability to live and attend school in the United States for the first 12 months of study.

Download Certification of Financial Responsibility form.