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Educational Requirements for Admission

A Bachelor’s degree is preferred for all applicants of the Master’s of Traditional Oriental Medicine program at Emperor’s College, but not required. A background in western medicine is not required, nor is a graduate school entrance exam.

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.

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Academic Requirements for Applicants Without a Bachelor’s Degree.

A bachelor’s 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.

Additional Ways to Earn College Credit

Up to 50% of the educational requirements can be earned through prior learning assessments such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and College Advanced Placement (AP). Contact the admissions department for more information.

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