Discover The WONThe Won Institute of Graduate Studies, located in Glenside, Pennsylvania, is an accredited graduate school offering Master’s degree programs in Acupuncture Studies and Won Buddhist Studies, as well as certificate programs in Chinese Herbal
Medicine and Won Buddhist Studies.
Personal Development. Professional Achievement.
Only Accredited Acupuncture School in PA
Meditation is a core class taught in all programs
On-Site Clinical Internships
The Won Experience
Taissa Kira, M.Ac, L.Ac, Class of 2016
Steve O, M.Ac., L.Ac., Class of 2010
I want to thank the Won Institute for the opportunity to have economical acupuncture treatments from your students supervised by faculty. Such a variety of different treatments by skilled practitioners has helped me so much with my physical pain and healing as well as my mental and emotional health. I highly recommend Won Institute in every way.
Nancy, Student Clinic Patient
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History of the Won Institute
Third head dharma master Daesan talks to senior disciples regarding starting an educational institute in the United States.
The development team of The WON Institute submits its first application to the Pennsylvania Department for Education for Won Buddhist Studies.
The Won Institute of Graduate Studies received final approval from the township zoning hearing board for Glenside location and location was purchased.
The Won Institute of Graduate Studies opens its doors.
First graduating class of four students – one Applied Meditation and three Won Buddhist Studies.
First Acupuncture Class Starts!
Middle States Commission on Higher Education grants regional accreditation after successful candidacy term.
The Accrediting Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine grants program accreditation to the Acupuncture Studies program after a successful candidacy.
The certificate program in Chinese Herbal Medicine began.
Middle States accreditation was renewed until 2023.
ACAOM accreditation was renewed until 2021.
Centennial of Master Daesan’s birth. His vision founded the Institute
The Institute offers a new Certificate in Buddhist Pastoral Care.
Centennial Celebration of Won Buddhism