Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Doctor of Acupuncture Program

Priority Deadline March 1 | Final Deadline July 1

Prerequisites:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from an accredited school recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or international equivalent

  • 3 credits Anatomy & Physiology I

  • 3 credits Anatomy & Physiology II

These prerequisites must be completed prior to the first day of classes. Won Institute offers the Anatomy & Physiology courses 100% online over the summer each year.

Corequisites:

  • 3 credits each of Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology

The Biology, Psychology and Chemistry courses can be completed concurrently with the Doctor of Acupuncture Program. Students can satisfy Biology or Chemistry by taking our online Biochemistry of Plants Course.

In addition, all applicants should ensure that they are capable of meeting the following Technical Standards.

Learn more about our Doctor of Acupuncture Program

Doctor of Acupuncture Program Completion Track

PRIORITY DEADLINE MARCH 1 | Final Deadline July 1

Prerequisites:

  • Graduate of an ACAHM accredited Master of Acupuncture or Master of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine program . Acupuncture and Chinese medicine programs accredited by ACAHM are considered Master’s-level even if the award was a diploma or certificate.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or international equivalent.

  • Corequisites: Completion of coursework in Psychology, Biology, and Chemistry. Each course must be at least 3 credits. Students can satisfy Biology or Chemistry by taking our online Biochemistry of Plants course. 

Online, or distance education, programs are governed by state higher education regulations. The Won Institute is permitted to deliver online programs in every state except Massachusetts, Kentucky, Wyoming and Montana. 

Learn more about our Doctor of Acupuncture Program Completion Track

Master of Acupuncture Studies Program

Priority Deadline March 1 | Final Deadline July 1

Applications are accepted throughout the year with new students beginning only in the fall. 

Prerequisites:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any subject

  • 3 credits Anatomy & Physiology I

  • 3 credits Anatomy & Physiology II

All prerequisites must be completed prior to the first day of classes. Won Institute offers the Anatomy & Physiology courses 100% online over the summer each year. In addition, all applicants should ensure that they are capable of meeting the Master of Acupuncture Degree Technical Standards. 

Learn more about our Master of Acupuncture Studies program.

Master of Won Buddhist Studies

Fall Priority Deadline March 1 | Final Deadline August 1 | Spring Deadline NOVEMBER 1

Prerequisites:

  • Bachelors Degree in Won Buddhism or Asian Studies or Bachelors Degree and completion of the Preparatory Won Buddhist Studies courses.

Additional requirements may be required for pre-minister students. Please consult the most recent course catalog for more information.

Learn more about our Master of Won Buddhist Studies program.

Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine

FALL PRIORITY DEADLINE MARCH 1 | Final Deadline JULY 1

Prerequisites:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject

Applicants must also meet one of the following conditions:

  • Graduate of a Master’s level ACAHM-accredited Acupuncture program OR
  • Second or third year student currently enrolled in a Master’s level ACAHM-accredited Acupuncture program
Students who are currently enrolled in an ACAHM-approved Acupuncture program must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and provide letters of recommendation from current faculty members familiar with the applicant’s work.

Learn more about our Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine program. 

Certificate in Won Buddhist Studies

FALL PRIORITY DEADLINE MARCH 1 | FINAL DEADLINE AUGUST 1 | SPRING DEADLINE DECEMBER 1

Prerequisites:

There are no separate prerequisites for admission to the Certificate in Won Buddhist Studies program beyond those for admission to the Won Institute. However, there may be prerequisites for certain courses. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree in Won Buddhism are eligible to apply directly to the WBS Master’s degree and Certificate programs. Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in Won Buddhism should first take two basic PWBS Won Buddhist scripture courses (PWB 100 Canon I and PWB 110 Canon II) as prerequisites in order to enroll in master level Won Buddhist scripture courses (WBS 531 Heart of Awakening, WBS 536 Cultivating the Mind, and WBS 541 Ground of Won Buddhist Ethics).

 Learn more about our Certificate in Won Buddhist Studies program.

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