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The Commission is an independent body that evaluates first professional master’s degree and professional master’s level certificate and diploma programs in acupuncture, first professional master’s degree and professional master’s level certificate and diploma programs in Oriental medicine, and professional post-graduate doctoral programs in acupuncture and in Oriental medicine (DAOM), as well as freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture and Oriental medicine that offer such programs.

Please search the list to find a school that will fit your needs for an accredited education in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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  • Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
    Institutional accreditation by ACAOM
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine in English and Chinese
    1600 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Phone: 510-763-7787
    Fax: 510-834-8646
    Email: info@acchs.edu
    Website: www.acchs.edu
    Reaccredited: 11/17/97, 11/11/01, 10/23/04, 02/09/08, 2/12/14
    Accredited: 11/09/92
    Candidacy: 4/13/92
    Next Review: Winter 2020
    The Academy's training program (Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine) is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 12/07/1985).
  • ACTCM at California Institute of Integral Studies
    Programmatic accreditation by ACAOM; institutional accreditation by WASC
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine
    455 Arkansas Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    Phone: 415-282-7600
    Fax: 415-282-0856
    Email: info@actcm.edu
    Website: www.actcm.edu
    Reaccredited: 11/08/96, 11/11/01, 2/04/07, 2/12/14
    Accredited: 11/11/91
    Candidacy: 11/12/90
    Next Review: Winter 2021

    (see also separate DAOM program listing)

    ACTCM at CIIS is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); its next accreditation visit will be in the fall of 2016. ACTCM at CIIS's training program (Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine) is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 11/06/1982).
  • Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College , Berkeley
    Institutional accreditation by ACAOM
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine
    2550 Shattuck Ave.
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    Phone: 510-666-8248
    Fax: 510-666-0111
    Email: info@aimc.edu
    Website: www.aimc.edu
    Reaccredited: 5/02/04, 8/10/07, 8/18/12
    Accredited: 5/04/98
    Candidacy: 11/14/95
    Next Review: Summer 2016
    AIMC's training program (Master of Science in Oriental Medicine) is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 01/16/1988).
  • Alhambra Medical University
    Institutional accreditation by ACAOM
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine in English and Chinese
    25 S. Raymond Av 201
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    Phone: 626-289-7719
    Fax: 626-289-8641
    Email: info@amuedu.com
    Website: www.amuedu.com
    Accredited: 2/12/14
    Candidacy: 2/26/11
    Next Review: Winter 2019
    Alhambra's training program (Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 2/23/2007).
  • College of Eastern Medicine at Southern California University Of Health Sciences
    Programmatic accreditation by ACAOM; institutional accreditation by WASC
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine
    16200 E. Amber Valley Drive PO Box 1166
    Whittier, CA 90604
    Phone: 562-902-3309
    Fax: 562-902-3332
    Email: admissions@scuhs.edu
    Website: www.scuhs.edu
    Reaccredited: 2/08/09, 02/11/15
    Accredited: 10/23/05
    Candidacy: 5/04/03
    Next Review: Winter 2020

    Southern California University of Health Sciences holds institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); WASC's next accreditation visit is scheduled for 2017.

    The University's training program (Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 11/28/2001).

  • Dongguk University - Los Angeles
    Institutional accreditation by ACAOM
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine in English, Chinese and Korean
    440 South Shatto Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90020
    Phone: 213-487-0110
    Fax: 213-487-0527
    Email: start@dula.edu
    Website: www.dula.edu
    Reaccredited: 5/12/99, 5/02/04, 8/11/07, 8/16/13
    Accredited: 5/12/94
    Candidacy: 11/09/92
    Next Review: Summer 2017
    Dongguk's training programs (Master of Science in Oriental Medicine) are approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 10/22/1983).
  • Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
    Institutional accreditation by ACAOM
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine
    1807 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 200
    Santa Monica, CA 90403
    Phone: 310-453-8300
    Fax: 310-829-3838
    Email: admissions@emperors.edu
    Website: www.emperors.edu
    Reaccredited: 11/14/94, 5/04/98, 5/06/01, 8/10/07, 8/18/12
    Accredited: 5/09/89
    Candidacy: 8/88
    Next Review: Summer 2017
    (see also separate DAOM program listing) The Emperor's College training program (Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine) is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 10/20/1984).
  • Five Branches University: Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine - San Jose, CA
    Institutional accreditation by ACAOM
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine in English, Chinese and Korean
    Master's Degree program - Acupuncture
    1885 Lundy Avenue Suite 108
    San Jose, CA 95131
    Phone: 408-260-0208
    Fax: 408-261-3166
    Email: sjreceptionist@fivebranches.edu
    Website: www.fivebranches.edu
    Reaccredited: 2/12/14
    Accredited: 2/08/09
    Candidacy: 10/23/05
    Next Review: Winter 2019

    (Formerly Five Branches Institute: College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. See also separate DAOM program listing)

    The Five Branches - San Jose training program (Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine) is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 08/10/2007).
  • Five Branches University: Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Santa Cruz, CA
    Institutional accreditation by ACAOM
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine in English
    Master's Degree program - Acupuncture in English
    200 Seventh Avenue
    Santa Cruz, CA 95062
    Phone: 831-476-9424
    Fax: 831-476-8928
    Email: receptionist@fivebranches.edu
    Website: www.fivebranches.edu
    Reaccredited: 5/2/99, 5/4/03, 8/10/07, 8/18/12
    Accredited: 5/13/96
    Candidacy: 4/13/92
    Next Review: Summer 2019

    (see also separate DAOM program listing)

    (Formerly Five Branches Institute: College of Traditional Chinese Medicine )

    The Five Branches - Santa Cruz training program (Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine) is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 7/12/1986).
  • Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego, CA
    Programmatic accreditation by ACAOM; institutional accreditation by WASC
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine
    7445 Mission Valley Rd. Suite 105
    San Diego, CA 92108
    Phone: 800-729-0941
    Fax: 619-574-6641
    Email: admissions-sd@pacificcollege.edu
    Website: www.pacificcollege.edu
    Reaccredited: 11/14/95, 11/12/00, 10/23/04, 2/09/08, 02/11/15
    Accredited: 11/12/90
    Candidacy: 04/90
    Next Review: Winter 2022

    (see also separate DAOM program listing)

    Pacific College of Oriental Medicine holds institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); its next accreditation visit is scheduled for 2019.

    Pacific College's training programs (Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine) are approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 5/01/1987).

  • Samra University of Oriental Medicine
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine (closed)
    1730 W. Olympic Blvd., 3rd Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90015
    Phone: 213-381-2221
    Fax: 310-202-6007
    Email: info@samra.edu
    Website: www.samra.edu
    Reaccredited: 11/14/94, 11/15/99, 11/16/03, 2/04/07
    Accredited: 10/23/89
    Candidacy: 5/1984
    Next Review: N/A
    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Samra University of  Oriental Medicine decided to close and has developed a teach out agreement and program with Dongguk University of  Los Angeles (DULA) to enable affected SAMRA students to complete their training.
  • South Baylo University - Anaheim, CA
    Institutional accreditation by ACAOM
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine in English, Chinese and Korean
    1126 N. Brookhurst St.
    Anaheim, CA 92801
    Phone: 714-533-1495
    Fax: 714-533-6040
    Email: admin@southbaylo.edu
    Website: www.southbaylo.edu
    Reaccredited: 11/08/96, 5/07/00, 5/04/03, 8/10/07. 8/18/12
    Accredited: 6/14/93
    Candidacy: 1/21/93
    Next Review: Summer 2019
    (see also separate DAOM listing) South Baylo's Anaheim training program (Master of Science in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine) is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 10/02/1982).
  • Southern California University (SOMA)
    Institutional accreditation by ACAOM
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine in English and Korean
    3460 Wilshire Blvd, 5th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    Phone: 213-413-9500
    Fax: 213-413-5400
    Email: registrar@scusoma.edu
    Website: www.scusoma.edu
    Accredited: 2/12/10
    Candidacy: 2/04/07
    Next Review: Summer 2016

    NOTICE: The institution and its programs were removed from probationary status effective February 27, 2016.

    SCUSOMA's training program (Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture) is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 11/18/2002).

  • University of East West Medicine
    Institutional accreditation by ACAOM
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine in English, Chinese and Korean
    595 Lawrence Expressway
    Sunnyvale, CA 94087
    Phone: 408-733-1878
    Fax: 408-992-0448
    Email: info@uewm.edu
    Website: www.uewm.edu
    Reaccredited: 8/09/08, 8/16/14
    Accredited: 5/07/05
    Candidacy: 5/04/03
    Next Review: Summer 2016

    Auxilliary classroom at 970 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA  94087

    The University's training program (Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine) is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 11/28/2001).

  • Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
    Institutional accreditation by ACAOM
    Master's Degree program - Oriental medicine
    13315 West Washington Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90066
    Phone: 310-577-3000
    Fax: 310-577-3033
    Email: info@yosan.edu
    Website: www.Yosan.edu
    Reaccredited: 5/04/98, 5/0403, 8/22/10
    Accredited: 5/03/93
    Candidacy: 11/11/91
    Next Review: Summer 2017

    (see also separate DAOM program listing)

    Yo San's training program (Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine) is approved by the California Acupuncture Board (initial approval 8/23/1990).

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