Total cost of attendance for the masters program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine at Emperor’s College is approximately $57,000. This estimate includes all required tuition, fees and clinical malpractice insurance costs.

In the first and second year of the program, cost of attendance is approximately $13,000 per year.

In the third and fourth year of the program, cost of attendance is approximately $15,500 per year.

The price of required and recommended text books can vary greatly, but on average a student can expect to spend $1,500 to $2,500 on text books, readers and materials over the course of the masters program.

Tuition and fees, excluding application fee, for international students are the same as for domestic students.

Payment Plan

Tuition and fees are to be paid in full by the end of the first week of the academic quarter. The first half of a non-financial aid student’s tuition balance is due at time of registration. Late payments and overdue balances are subject to late fees.

Financial aid students are not required to settle their tuition balance prior to receiving their financial aid disbursement.

Cash paying students can arrange for a Tuition Payment Plan with the accounting office if more than five weeks is needed to pay off a tuition balance. Please contact the accounting office at the beginning of the quarter to set up a payment plan. Late payments and overdue balances are subject to late fees.

Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine Tuition and Fees
Early Consideration Application Fee (non-refundable)$60
Standard Application Fee (non-refundable)$100
International Application Fee (non-refundable)$150
Late Application Fee (non-refundable)$50
Didactic Unit (10 hours per unit) $170
Clinic Observation/Internship (per hour)$17
Audit Unit (repeat didactic coursework only) $85
Quarterly Registration Fee (non-refundable)$45
Quarterly Student Association Fee (non-refundable)$10
Quarterly Malpractice Insurance (interns only) $95
Mid Curriculum Exam – written$50
Mid Curriculum Exam – practical $50
Comprehensive Exam $100
Retake Mid Curriculum and/or Comprehensive Exams$25
Degree Check Fee(includes transcripts to CALE, NCCAOM and Diploma processing) $250
Estimated Program Cost$57,000
Additional Fees
Quarterly Parking Pass (optional)$180
Late Registration Fee $100
Transfer Credit Evaluation and Processing (unlimited courses per evaluation)$100
Returned Check Fee$15
Official Transcript (per copy)$10
Unofficial Transcript (per copy) $5
Student ID Reprint $5
Drop Class/Clinic Fees
Drop Class (after registration period but before start of quarter) $10
Drop Class (after start of quarter) $25
Drop Clinic Shift (after registration period but before start of quarter)$25
Drop Clinic Shift (after start of quarter)$25
Refer to Student Handbook for Dropped Class Prorated Refund Schedule