Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM)

Admission Goal

Applicants must show strong motivation and possess the maturity, desire, and commitment necessary to serve in the healing arts.

The University encourages enrollment from qualified Western health-care professionals who wish to incorporate the theories, methods and techniques of Chinese medicine into their own practices. The interaction of these professionals with the TCM faculty and students is an important aspect of the education and training at UEWM.

The University also encourages practitioners who received their education in Chinese medicine abroad and are now residing in the United States to continue their education at the University, with the objective of meeting educational requirements to become a state-licensed acupuncturist.

Non-discrimination Policy

In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of East-West Medicine does not discriminate in its educational programs, employment, or any other activities on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed or disability.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have completed at least two years of baccalaureate-level education, comprising 60 semester units (90 quarter units), at an institution accredited by the U.S. Secretary of Education or at an approved foreign university in order to qualify for admission to UEWM. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 is also required. A medical background is not necessary for admission, but is helpful.

In addition, before entering the second year of study at UEWM, students must have completed Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, General Biology, General Psychology, General Chemistry, General Physics, and Western Medical Terminology. These basic science courses reflect the requirements of the California Acupuncture Board. Basic science courses may be taken concurrently with regular courses. These courses are offered at UEWM; enrolled students may complete these courses while working towards their Master’s degree or students may complete these basic science courses at another approved educational institution. Transfer credits will be granted for comparable courses satisfactorily completed at an accredited college or university.