California Institute of Integral Studies

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Transitional Doctorate


1453 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Transitional Doctorate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Transitional Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (tDACM) is for graduates from a master’s degree program in acupuncture and Chinese medicine or Oriental medicine who would like to pursue a doctorate by advancing their knowledge and skill sets in integrative, collaborative care.

About the Program

The tDACM program is one year (two semesters) long, and includes both online and weekend coursework.

Designed with the working professional in mind, the tDACM program offers the opportunity to obtain a first professional doctorate education in a convenient, eight-month hybrid format. Students complete nearly half the coursework online, and meet on campus for a hands-on application of the remaining material during six weekend modules. The in-person modules provide students a forum to observe, practice, engage in conversation, and learn pertinent skills in a supportive and enriching environment.

The degree builds on MSTCM knowledge of systems-based medicine, oncology, orthopedics, and advanced syndrome-based herbal study, and promotes research literacy and patient-centered care.


Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 21

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 495 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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