Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Program Quick Facts

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Degrees offered

  • Master of Acupuncture (M.Ac.)
  • Master of Chinese Medicine (M.Cm.)
  • Doctor of Chinese Medicine (D.C.M.)


Student achievement


  • Core faculty members are from China or studied with masters in China

Student-faculty ratio

  • 5:1

Enrollment (Fall 2015)

  • 99

Enrollment dates

  • January
  • September

Program length

  • Acupuncture – 8 trimesters, 2 2/3 years
  • Chinese Medicine – 9 trimesters, 3 years

Clinical opportunities


  • The Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine was created in 1999 when the University merged with the Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies
  • The college was later re-branded as the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • In 2015, the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program was re-organized under the newly created College of Health and Wellness
  • In early 2018, the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program was renamed the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program


Annual continuing education

  • Annual Symposium
  • 12 programs (on average) offered annually

Student life and support

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