Maryland University of Integrative Health

Maryland University of Integrative Health

Master of Acupuncture


Office of Graduate Admissions

7750 Montpelier Road

Laurel, MD 20723

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Acupuncture

Format: Campus

Program Description:

MUIH’S Master of Acupuncture, the first accredited master's degree program in acupuncture in the United States, offers a comprehensive curriculum combining rigorous classroom teaching with a rich clinical experience.

The Master of Acupuncture is designed to blend ancient healing traditions with contemporary science as the basis for treating the whole person. 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 introduces 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.

Program Highlights:

  • First accredited acupuncture program in the United States, offered since 1981.
  • Flexible, full-time formats: two days each week with occasional intensives and additional, self-scheduled electives, or evening and weekend courses.
  • Rigorous clinical experience beginning in the second trimester.
  • Solid foundation in career development, practice management, and business skills.
  • Only accredited graduate program to offer National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) training and related clinical experience as part of curriculum.
  • Dynamic and distinguished faculty, including renowned leaders in the fields of Chinese medicine, philosophy, and wellness.
  • Cohort learning format that provides mentorship and flexibility for students to learn in small groups and in one-on-one settings during clinical rotation.
  • Unique university setting provides exposure to multiple integrative health fields, preparing students to work with other healthcare providers.
  • Ability to specialize in the treatment of certain health conditions and populations, including pain mangagement and women's health.
  • Eligible for federal financial aid.


Maryland University of Integrative Health is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The university's graduate degrees and certificates are endorsed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The Master of Acupuncture degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

International Student Requirements:

An applicant that has earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent outside the United States, must submit an official evaluation from a foreign credential evaluation service confirming that the foreign degree earned is equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate. Students must order this evaluation independently, and must be received in a sealed envelope.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 128.25

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 545

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school

Locale: Large Suburb

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