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Mailing Address: 55 S. Raymond Ave., Alhambra, CA 91801
Admission Office: 2215 W. Mission Rd., Suite 280, Alhambra, CA 91803
626-289-7719   |    Contact Us


‣ How long does it take to finish the acupuncture program?

The Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Program is a 4 years master program. However, you can finish the program as early as 3.5-4 years. It will be less time for transferred students or students with medical background.

‣ What is your school calendar system?

Alhambra Medical University is on the quarterly system (4 Quarters per year). The school accepts new students every quarter. Each quarter consist: 10 weeks of class learning and plus 1 week final exam. Visit Calendar page for the school important dates.

‣ How much is the tuition per unit?

For Local Students: $125 per unit (Total 216 units)

‣ What about clinic internship fee?

For Local Students: $9 per hour (960 hours)
For International student: $10 per hour. (960 hours)
Plus $50 malpractice insurance per quarter for clinic internship.

‣ What is the total cost of the acupuncture program?

Total is about $35,640. However, it does not include $50 malpractice insurance per quarter when entering clinic sessions. Books, material and living expense are not included.

‣ What are the requirements to apply for the program?

You need to have a satisfactory completion of 60 semester/90 quarter units of education at a Baccalaureate level with minimum GPA of 2.25. Prior to enrollment all transcripts need to be submitted for evaluation. For more detail, please visit admission page; or contact our Admission Office 626-289-7719 EXT 115.

‣ Can international students apply the program?

Yes, Alhambra Medical University is authorized by the US Department of Homeland Security to issue I-20's and enroll international students. For more specific requirements, please visit admissions page.
If you are currently holding F-1 visa, you must submit a copy of the I-94 form, I-20 form, visa, and passport first page. A transfer Release Form is required to be completed and sent to AMU by the current school you are attending.

‣ Is Alhambra Medical University an accredited school?

Alhambra Medical University is approved by California Acupuncture Board. We are accredited by Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).

‣ Do you offer classes in the night time or weekend?

Our schedule of classes is flexible catering to both full time and part time students. Most classes are held once a week, including night classes and weekend classes.

‣ Besides English language, what else language courses do you have?

We offer two language English and Chinese. The students may hose to enroll the program in English track or Chinese track up on their interest. All study materials are available for both Chinese and English. If the student is bilingual, he/she may cross taking courses from both tracks to match their schedule better. The student may even audit the class in other language.

‣ Will I be able to attend the acupuncture license exam when I graduated?

Yes. Our curriculum is designed to meet the didactic and clinical requirements of California Acupuncture Board and to qualify our graduates to sit for California State Acupuncture Licensing Exam and National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Exam.
More Questions?

Please call us at
(626) 289-7719 during our office hours, Mondays - Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. PST, or send us an email at start@amu.edu.