Students may apply for admission at any time of the year, and may begin their studies at the beginning of any trimester. The following documents must be submitted for application:
Doctoral applicants must hold a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from an ACAHM-accredited institution, or an ACAHM-candidate institution. This ensures a minimum standard of academic achievement and clinical background in the field of TCM. Prospective students must demonstrate a cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who have a GPA below 3.0, or show weak areas in their transcripts, will be evaluated carefully. Any other factors which show strong motivation, such as a successful practice or participation in professional organizations will be taken into consideration by the Admissions Committee.
Doctoral applicants who have completed college or university-level education in another country, or whose native language is not English, please refer to “International-Student Requirements”, below.
In addition to the documents required for admission, you will have an interview with the Admissions Director.
Students who have completed their education in another country must have their foreign credentials evaluated by a recognized evaluation service, such as an agency which is an accredited member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be forwarded directly to AAHW’s Admissions Office from the evaluation agency. Received transcripts will then be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
English is the language of instruction for all classes at AAHW. An applicant whose native language is not English may be admitted to the program if s/he has previously completed one of the following:
Gibraltar; Grenada; Guam; Guyana; Ireland; Isle of Man; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Malawi; Montserrat; Namibia; New Zealand; Nigeria; Norfolk Island; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Pitcairn Islands; Sierra Leone; Singapore; South Africa; South Sudan; St. Helena; St. Kitts & Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent & the Grenadines; Swaziland; Tanzania; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United Kingdom; U.S. Virgin Islands; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
Non-native speakers who cannot demonstrate a qualifying English-language educational background must have completed one of the following language-competency assessment tools at the required level: