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Online Doctoral Programs in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

As the only accredited school of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in Pennsylvania, the Won Institute of Graduate Studies is proud to announce the launch of two fully-online transitional Professional Doctorates of Acupuncture: the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) and Doctorate of Acupuncture (DAc) in fall of 2019.* Both programs are designed for busy professionals seeking to enhance clinical relationships, improve patient outcomes, and expand their professional development. Focused on actionable curriculum, the program provides students with a deeper understanding of diagnostic procedures, patient care, and collaborative care within the context of rapidly changing health care systems.

*Pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

DACM & DAc Curriculum & Tuition

Curriculum for the Won Institute’s Doctorate programs consists of ten two credit courses (20 credits) completed in twelve months, and offered in a wholly online format. The program is both time efficient and affordable. Tuition is priced at $10,995 for the full program or $3,665 per trimester.

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Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) & Doctorate of Acupuncture (DAc) Program Overview

Why get a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) or a Doctorate of Acupuncture (DAc)?

The Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) and Doctorate of Acupuncture (DAc) degrees are widely recognized as transitional doctorates for master’s-trained and licensed acupuncture practitioners who are interested in elevating their career. DACM and DAc program graduates emerge as leaders on the forefront of the fast-growing field of complementary and alternative medicine. Whether you run your own practice, want to build bridges within the integrative medicine community, or want to hold a position within a healthcare organization, the DACM or the DAc can equip you with the skill set needed to achieve your professional goals.

Applications are accepted throughout the year on a rolling admissions basis until the incoming class is full.  The first start date will be in Fall 2019.

Admissions requirements:

1. Graduate of ACAOM accredited MAc or MAOM program
2. 90 semester credits of undergraduate course work
3. Minimum 3.0 GPA from MAc/MAOM program

Limited transfer Credit (6 credits or less)

MAc graduates completing the program will receive a DAc upon completion of the program. MAOM graduates completing the program can receive either D.Ac. or DACM.

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.

Semester 1
Doctoral Education & Integrative Medicine
Medical Research Methods
Systems Based Medicine and Patient Care

Semester 2
Clinical Diagnosis in Integrative Patient Care I
Interprofessional Collaboration I
Practice Based Learning and Professional Development
Research in Clinical Practice: Evidence Based Medicine

Semester 3
Clinical Diagnosis in Integrative Patient Care II
Interprofessional Collaboration II
Nourishing Life: Wellness and Public Health

Pending approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, financial aid will be available for the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) and Doctorate of Acupuncture (DAc) programs. To qualify for assistance, students must meet the following basic eligibility requirements:

1. Demonstrated financial need
2. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
3. Registered with the Selective Service, if required
4. Not in default on a loan, or owe a repayment on Title IV aid received at an institution
5. Enrolled at least half-time in an eligible program of study
6. Maintain satisfactory academic progress.

The first step is to complete an application for financial aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The school code for the Won Institute is G39493. The FAFSA should be completed online at least one month prior to the start of classes, but maybe completed earlier. Won Institute students are eligible for a Direct Loan or a Direct Graduate Plus Loan. Information about these loans and how they differ is available from the Department of Education.

Any student interested in transferring credits into a given program must submit a completed application to their program of interest and submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. The program chair from the given department will then review the student’s transcripts to determine which, if any, courses will transfer into the program. Additional information may be required including course descriptions and syllabi.

International applicants MUST:

  • – Complete the same admissions requirements as domestic applicants.
  • – Complete the TOEFL with a minimum overall Internet Based Test (IBT) score of 80 and speaking score of 26 (Required for those who completed their M.Ac./M.AOM degree where instruction was conducted in a language other than English) OR
  • – Complete the IELTS test with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and spoken band score of 8.0
  • – Submit their undergraduate and graduate transcripts to World Education Services (www.wes.org) or an equivalent acceptable evaluation agency to determine U.S. equivalence.

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