California Institute of Integral Studies

Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM)


1453 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

ACTCM is proud to be the first institution in the United States to offer a first professional
doctorate degree approved by a national accreditor (ACAOM) and a regional accreditor (WSCUC).

The Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) is designed for individuals who wish to enter the acupuncture and Chinese medical field at the doctoral level and do not have prior training in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

In order to ensure that DACM graduates will be eligible to practice throughout the country, including states that do not yet recognize the first professional doctoral degree, students will receive an articulated degree. This means that they will be conferred both the DACM and a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) degree concurrently at graduation after completing the degree requirements for the DACM. 

ACTCM graduates who have completed a first professional masters degree at ACTCM at CIIS (Master of science in traditional Chinese medicine, MSTCM) and wish to enroll in a program leading to a first professional doctorate can apply for the Transitional DACM degree (tDACM).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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