Master’s Program- Tuition

Total cost of attendance for the masters program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine at Emperor’s College is approximately $65,647.00. This estimate includes all required tuition, fees and clinical malpractice insurance costs.

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.

Effective Fall Quarter 2016

Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine Tuition and Fees
Tuition (didactic units + clinic observation/internship hours)$63,237
     Didactic Unit (10 hours per unit) $197
     Clinic Observation/Internship (per hour)$19.70
Quarterly Registration Fee (non-refundable) -$45 per quarter$720 total for 16 quarters
Quarterly Student Association Fee (non-refundable) -$20 per quarter$320 total for 16 quarters
Quarterly Facility Fee (non-refundable) -$10 per quarter$160 total for 16 quarters
Quarterly Malpractice Insurance (interns only) -$95 per quarter $760 total for 8 quarters
Student Tuition Recovery Fund fee (non-refundable)0
Mid Curriculum Exam – written$50
Mid Curriculum Exam – practical $50
Comprehensive Exam $100
Degree Check Fee-- includes transcripts to the California Acupuncture Licensing Exam (CALE),
the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and
Diploma processing
Estimated Program Cost$65,647


The items listed below may or may not be applicable to you and are not included in the estimated program cost.

Quarterly Parking Pass (optional)$195
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
Late Registration Fee $100
Transfer Credit Evaluation and Processing (unlimited courses per evaluation)$100
Deposit upon Notification of Acceptance (non-refundable) counts toward 1st quarter tuition$100
Audit Unit (repeat didactic coursework only) $96
Retake Mid Curriculum and/or Comprehensive Exams$25
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