At a Glance

Emperor’s College, founded in 1983, is one of the largest and oldest Oriental medicine schools in the country and has a long tradition of educating exceptional practitioners of Oriental medicine who are currently shaping the future of the medicine. Emperor’s College offers myriad advantages that make it one of the leading Oriental medicine institutions in the country.

  • The most comprehensive acupuncture and Oriental Medicine master’s degree program in the U.S.
  • More classroom and hands-on learning opportunities available to you than at any other acupuncture school in North America
  • Widely recognized as having the finest faculty in the U.S. and among the top 5 in the world
  • Very high student pass rate on the national board exams, regularly ranking among the top 3 schools in the country
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • One of only six acupuncture schools in the U.S. to also offer a fully accredited doctoral degree
  • Unparalleled support system, supportive student community and nurturing learning environment

Comprehensive Master’s Program

Emperor’s College offers an exceptional, well-rounded master’s program curriculum that includes training in Oriental medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Western sciences. The required curriculum, together with electives, positions graduates to be the most capable practitioners and supports academic growth with personal cultivation.

Exceptional Clinical Training

At our renowned Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic, our clinical interns provide over 15,000 treatments per year for a wide range of conditions, treating a diverse patient population.

Through our partnerships with the Venice Family Clinic and the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, students have the opportunity to work in Western medical settings as well. These clinic opportunities provide unmatched hands-on experience that will prepare our students for success in the profession.

Top Pass Rates on Licensing Exams

Emperor’s College consistently holds one of the top passing rates on the California Licensing Examination, which allows our graduates to serve as primary care providers in California. We continuously strive for higher levels of excellence in our commitment to ensuring our graduates’ success.

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Emperor’s College is one of the few colleges approved by the accreditation body to offer a doctoral program for licensed acupuncturists. We established the program in 2004 to respond to the demand for more advanced clinical training and the need to have an advanced degree that appropriately reflects the knowledge and clinical capabilities of these practitioners.

Community Spirit

We are committed to creating a caring, supportive environment that promotes physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of all of our community members. An annual student body retreat at Big Bear Lake helps further our goal of creating a strong, vibrant community of learning at Emperor’s College.

Commitment to Community Outreach

We see it as a critical part of our mission to educate the public on the benefits and uses of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. We participate in various health fairs and outreach programs in the local community, such as the Abbot Kinney Fest in Venice, California. Our expert talks include presentations on the benefits and applications of acupuncture and Oriental medicine at local community and senior centers, universities, and high schools.

Distinguished Alumni

Emperor’s College has over 1,000 alumni around the world who successfully practice Oriental medicine, serve as faculty and academic leaders of several other colleges, and work as pioneering leaders in the field.  We are proud of our alumni who exemplify excellence in scholarship, clinical care, teaching, and leadership.