REQUIREMENT: The satisfactory completion of 60 semester/90 quarter units (equivalent to approximately two academic years) of education at a baccalaureate level with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25. This course work must be completed at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U. S. Department of Education or, in the case of foreign candidates, recognized by the appropriate agency in that country.
The Master’s Program Admissions requirements are as follows:
STEP1. A completed and signed application form along with the non-refundable application fee. (U.S. citizens/residents: $100; international students: $150) Additional $50 will be charged for the overseas mailing.
STEP4. One recent 2″x2″ color digital image of yourself suitable for an identification badge.
STEP2. A personal essay describing yourself and your interest in Oriental Medicine.
STEP5. Provide Official Transcript(s) from all colleges and/or universities attended. If the transcripts are from a country where English is not the primary language, they must be translated into English and must be sent to a reputable foreign credentials evaluation agency to evaluate equivalent levels of educational achievement in the U.S.
STEP3. Two recommendation letters.
STEP6. An interview with a member of the Admissions Committee.
- Once Admission Office receives your application package, a decision will be made within 10-12 working days and inform the applicants.
- An admission notice will be mailed to those who meet the requirements.
International Admissions Requirements:
Alhambra Medical University welcomes students from foreign countries. We are authorized by the US Department of Homeland Security to issue an I-20 and enroll non-immigrant international students. For international applicants, in addition to the Admissions requirements, the following must also be submitted:
STEP7. A financial statement showing at least $20,000 in assets to verify the availability to pay educational and living expenses for one year.
STEP8. A copy of a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry into the US for the purposes of education at our institution.
STEP9. Applicants currently studying in the United States on an F-1 visa must submit copies of I-20 form, visa, and the first page of the passport. A completed transfer release form must be sent to AMU by the school from which the applicant is transferring.
- If the transcripts are from a country where English is not the primary language, they must be translated into English and must be sent to a reputable foreign credentials evaluation agency to evaluate equivalent levels of educational achievement in the U.S.
- Additional fees may apply for postage and handling overseas/expedited mailing.
English Language Competency:
The MSAOM program is offered in English and Mandarin Chinese. Non-English-Based eduation students must demonstrate English competency as follows:
TOFEL / IELTS REQUIREMENT
English Track: Students must take the TOEFL exam (Test of English as a foreign language) internet based test (iBT) scoring at least 61 with a minimum speaking exam score of 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22 or a level 6 on the International English Testing System (IELTS) exam prior to admission.
Chinese Track: Students must take the TOEFL exam (Test of English as a foreign language) internet based test (iBT) scoring at least 45 with a minimum speaking exam score of 18 and a minimum listening exam score of 15 prior to beginning clinic internship or a level 5 on the International English Testing System (IELTS) exam prior to admission..
- Students who hold an associate degree or higher earned from the United States or from a foreign university where English is the language of instruction
may be exempt from TOEFL.
To begin the application process, you must complete the Application Form.
Mail all the required documents along with a check or money order (Payable to Alhambra Medical University) to:
Alhambra Medical University
2215 W. Mission Rd. Suite 280
Alhambra, CA 91803 U.S.A
Frequently Asked Questions
> 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 All Students: $125 per unit (Total 216 units)
> What about clinic internship fee?
For Local Students: $9 per hour ( Total 960 hours)
Plus $50 malpractice insurance per quarter for clinic internship.
> What is the total cost of the acupuncture program?
Total is about $36,370. Books, material and living expense are not included.
> What are the requirements to apply for the program?
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.
> 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. All 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 hope 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.
Please call us at (626) 289-7719
Our Office hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PST, (except Wednesday)
or send email to DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS – Qing Ma at firstname.lastname@example.org
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AMU Campus Office
2215 W. Mission Rd., Suite 280
Alhambra, CA 9180380
Tel: (626) 289-7719
Fax: (626) 289-8641
Mon - Sun : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Appointment with Director Ms. Ma
Tel: (626) 289-7719 ext. 115
AMU Acupuncture Clinic
28 S. Palm Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Tel: (626) 458-8805
Fax: (626) 458-8873
7 Days a Week, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Night clinic available on selected days