Maryland University of Integrative Health
Office of Graduate Admissions
7750 Montpelier Road
Laurel, MD 20723
Doctor of Acupuncture
Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Doctor of Acupuncture (D.Ac.) degree is designed to blend ancient healing traditions with contemporary science as the basis for treating the whole person. As a graduate of this program, you will be recognized as a doctor, both professionally and publicly and will be prepared to work as a vital part of multidisciplinary healthcare teams.
The program provides a comprehensive understanding of the classical and theoretical foundations of the field of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, provides a focus on the Constitutional Five Element Acupuncture tradition and Eight Principle treatment strategies, and introduce students to biomedicine from an integrative and holistic perspective, as needed for the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
The program emphasizes self-cultivation and “healership” – offering students a rigorous, transformative, and relationship-centered curriculum that acknowledges the complex interrelationship between body, mind, and spirit. The program also provides a solid foundation in practice management and the skills necessary to build a practice or enter the work force and participate in today’s growing healthcare field.
The program builds on the outcomes and competencies of the Master of Acupuncture program with the addition of 28 doctoral-specific competencies in the domains of research literacy, advanced diagnostic studies, systems-based medicine and professional development, along with enhanced clinical training. The Doctor of Acupuncture prepares graduates to work in a multitude of clinical environments, including integrative healthcare settings.
In addition to competentcies and features of the Master of Acupuncture:
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 149.25
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 545
In State Tuition (per year): 22224 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 22224 USD
Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school
Locale: Large Suburb