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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.


English Language Competency

All courses are taught in English. English language competency is required of all students seeking admission to the program. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:

1)      The student must have completed four years at a US high school demonstrably delivered in English.

2)      The student must have completed high school or a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate – or graduate-level, English-based education in an institution: a) accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, or b) in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada (Except Quebec), New Zealand, Ireland, and other eligible countries determined by ACAHM. In all cases, English must have been both the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used;

3)      Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) total score 61. Emperor’s College TOEFL code is 8409.

4)      International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score 6.

Contact Admissions for other acceptable options that will satisfy English Requirement Proficiency.

All students matriculating must demonstrate English language competency as a condition of admission.


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.