College of Professional Studies

Master of Science in Acupuncture

National University of Health Sciences offers a seven-trimester program leading to the master of science in acupuncture degree (MSAc). This degree will allow the graduate to take national board exams and achieve certification in most states to practice as a licensed acupuncturist.

MSAc students benefit from National University's 100 years of experience in educational excellence, as well as its extensive biomedical science facilities and dynamic faculty. We provide traditional apprentice-style learning for acupuncture students that extends into clinical observation classes and supervised internships in our on-campus integrative medical center.

This backbone of western medical science is critical for today's oriental medical practitioner. In fact, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has implemented a biomedicine component in its certification exam (view NUHS performance). National University graduates in acupuncture and oriental medicine will be at a unique advantage, not only in certification exams, but also in meeting the challenges of integrative care positions in hospitals and managed care settings.

Accreditation

The Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture and the Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine of the National University of Health Sciences are accredited under the Master's Degree standards by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone, 952-212-2434; fax, 952-657-7068.

This full accreditation assures that NUHS graduates are eligible to sit for the licensing examinations conducted by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Learn more »