Dual Degree (MAOM/DACM) Admissions

If you are considering applying to Daoist Traditions, call to speak to our Admissions Director to review the application process and to clarify any questions you may have. Before applying, we strongly encourage you to visit our campus, observe class sessions, and meet the staff to determine if Daoist Traditions is the right environment for you. Applicants interested in transferring course work from another college of acupuncture or Chinese medicine, please see our MAOM Admissions page for details.

Daoist Traditions is dedicated to upholding a high standard of education to ensure that the public is served by caring, competent, and knowledgeable practitioners. The program requires a high level of commitment to learning a number of difficult skills. We seek applicants who can demonstrate that they have the motivation for the rigors of this type of program and learning process.

The Daoist Traditions community strives to cultivate a healing presence and convey that healing presence in all we do. Accordingly, we seek students who recognize that all life experiences provide opportunities for growth and change. Applicants must demonstrate the maturity, emotional stability, and good judgment essential to becoming effective practitioners. The College attracts a student population who share a deep commitment to the study and practice of Chinese medicine and an interest in their personal growth. Our most successful students have strong study and time management skills, the support of their family and friends, and a solid financial plan to support their studies.

We take into consideration your previous academic record and professional experience as well as your desire to help others through a healing profession. Applicants are considered on the basis of individual merit without regard to gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, race, veteran status, national or ethnic origin.

MAOM/DACM Admissions Checklist

Your application packet must include all required documents. Our Admissions Director will contact you to schedule interviews with members of the Admissions Committee once the following application materials have been received:

  • Official college transcripts: minimum of three years and 90 semester credits or 135 quarter units of general education at the baccalaureate level from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or an equivalent International entity
  • Transcripts showing completion of a pre-requisite of college-level Chemistry, Biology, and Psychology (2 credits each) from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or an equivalent International entity. College level Examination Placement (CLEP) credits or StraighterLine ACE courses will be accepted for these three classes. Minimum credit-granting scores must be achieved for CLEP/ACE credits. Courses taken at Daoist Traditions do not count toward this requirement. Sent directly to Daoist Traditions from the college/university or College Board (CLEP).

Click Here for the MAOM/DACM Application

If you have specific questions regarding your eligibility, please contact our Admissions Director by email, or call 828.225.3993.

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