Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM)
The University of East-West Medicine’s Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine program has been one of the University’s exceptional programs since the campus opened in 1997 preparing students for a successful career in acupuncture. Because of our excellent reputation in our community, graduates from UEWM are recruited by acupuncture practices across Silicon Valley, Northern California, and beyond.
The MSTCM program is accredited and approved by ACAOM, NCCAOM, California Acupuncture Board, and BPPE. All graduates are eligible to apply for the California Acupuncture License Exam and National Certification Exam.
Applicants must have completed at least two years of baccalaureate-level education, comprising 60 semester units (90 quarter units), at an institution accredited by the U.S. Secretary of Education or at an approved foreign university in order to qualify for admission to UEWM. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 is also required. A medical background is not necessary for admission, but is helpful.
- Complete the online application
- Pay the application fee
- Submit all admission documents via email or mail
- Admission Department review of the application
- Admission decision given
- Once admitted, register for classes
- Attend the New Student Orientation
- Online Application
- Application fee payable by check, credit card, Zelle or money order
- Copy of a Proof of Residency ( e.g. Passport, Green Card etc. )
- Two Passport-size Photos
- Current Resume (in English)
- Official Transcripts
- Official Foreign Transcript Evaluation
- Two Letters of Recommendation (in English) online or download the form: Letter of Recommendation Form
- 500 Word Statement of Purpose to study TCM (in English)
All documents are required to be in English and submitted within 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester or within 2 weeks of your application, with the exception of the Foreign Official Transcript which should be submitted no later than the end of the first semester.
Mail application documents to:
University of East-West Medicine
Attention: Admissions Office
595 Lawrence Expressway
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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To schedule a pre-application appointment, please call or email our Admissions Office to connect with an Admissions Representative.