Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Graduate Studies

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Doctor of Acupuncture

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Graduate Studies

Faculty:New England School of Acupuncture
Field of Study:Acupuncture
Cost per year:*
National: $41,474

Cost per year varies; please see our tuition and fees page for more.

Careers:Practitioners of Natural Healing


The Doctor of Acupuncture (DAc) is a four-year program that teaches the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to provide highly skilled and effective care to patients of all ages in a variety of settings, including in private practice and hospitals. The program features an integrative training approach that focuses on interprofessional collaboration. This provides graduates with advanced expertise in navigating the complex world of integrative medicine. The program features both remote and in-person classroom learning, supervised hands-on instruction, and group work exploring critical concepts in acupuncture clinical practice.


Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or DuoLingo [min. 90] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 61] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 45]
Application Notes :

We prioritize the review and admission of applications submitted earlier in our rolling admission process. All applicants are eligible to receive merit-based scholarships up to $8,000, renewable each year. Consideration for this scholarship is based on a holistic review evaluating candidates' passion, interest, academic background, and work experience. For admission consideration, the following application materials must be submitted:

  • Completed MCPHS Application
  • Official college transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended demonstrating satisfactory completion of at least three (3) years of undergraduate-level education (90 semester credits or 135 quarter credits) from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
  • A formal statement of purpose indicating your desire to study acupuncture at MCPHS University
  • Additionally, students will be required to successfully complete a faculty interview (by invitation only) to be considered for admission.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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