At Emperor’s College, we understand the many questions and considerations that accompany a decision to pursue a degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine. That is why we are happy to spend as much time with you as needed to give you a clear picture of Emperor’s masters degree program and the professional of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
The educational model that is at the foundation of Emperor’s masters curriculum emphasizes learning and integrating knowledge, techniques and philosophies of Eastern and Western medicines while moving through phased coursework.
The curriculum is executed by highly trained, exceptionally dedicated and extremely diverse faculty. Emperor’s instructors provide the knowledge and skills necessary for an academically rigorous program while serving as mentors, role models and sources of inspiration to students throughout their education.
At the heart of the masters program is a commitment to students’ personal growth and development into practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine who will continue to shape the future of medicine and integrate Chinese medicine into contemporary healthcare.
Educational Requirements for Applicants
A bachelors degree is preferred for all applicants of the master’s of traditional Oriental medicine program at Emperor’s College. Applicants who have not earned a bachelors degree must have completed at least a minimum of an associate’s degree, or 60 semester units (90 quarter units) of general education, from a regionally accredited degree-granting college or university.
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required to apply.
A science background is not required for master’s program applicants, nor is a graduate school entrance exam.
A bachelors degree is preferred for all master’s program applicants. Applicants without a baccalaureate or associate degree must have completed the following general education requirements prior to applying for admission:
- English composition: minimum 3 units
- Math: minimum 3 units college-level math that is transferable to a 4-year college or university.
- Arts/Humanities: minimum 6 units from departments such as Art, Music, Theater Arts, Literature, Foreign Language, Philosophy or History.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences: minimum 6 units from departments such as Political Science, Economics, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Communications, Geography, Journalism, Women’s Studies or Multi-Cultural Studies.
- Natural Sciences: minimum 6 units from departments such as Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geology or Physics.
- Elective courses will comprise the remainder of the required units of minimum coursework.
Up to 50% of the educational requirements can be earned through prior learning assessments such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), College Advanced Placement (AP), American College Testing Proficiency Program (ACT/PEP) and US Armed Forces Institute Program (USAFI).