Master’s Program- Tuition

Total cost of attendance for the Master’s program in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine at Emperor’s College is approximately $77,919. 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.

Tuition Increase

Emperor’s College reserves the right to increase tuition. The institution will give a one (1) quarter notice on the college website prior to the tuition increase.

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 2022

Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine Tuition and Fees
Tuition (didactic units + clinic observation/internship hours)$75,114
     Didactic Unit (10 hours per unit) $234
     Clinic Observation/Internship (per hour)$23.40
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/Infrastructure 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, effective 4/1/2022)$195
Pre-Clinical Exam – written$100
Pre-Clinical Exam – practical $100
Mid-Clinical Exam $100
Comprehensive Exam $100
Completion 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$77,919


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

Quarterly Parking Pass (5+ days)(optional)$435
Quarterly Parking Pass (1-4 days)(optional)$210
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) $117
Retake Pre-Clinical Exam and/or Comprehensive Exam$100 (ea)
Returned Check Fee$15
Official Transcript (per copy)$10
Unofficial Transcript (per copy) $5
Student ID Reprint $5
Drop Class/Clinic Fees
Drop Didactic Class (after registration period but before start of quarter) $10
Drop Clinic Course after registration period up until the end of the 11th week of the current quarter.$25
Drop Clinical Course after the start of the quarter, but prior to the first meeting of each clinical course.
Drop Clinic Course after start of 12th week and continuing through the following quarter.$50*
Drop Didactic Class at the start of the next quarter. $25*
*Refer to Student Handbook for Dropped Class Prorated Refund Schedule