As an international student, you have the opportunity to study at one of only a handful of colleges in this country that is devoted to the mission of reclaiming the heritage and legacy of Chinese Medicine. Daoist Traditions is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students into the MAOM program. The Department of Homeland Security requires that all international students enroll in a full-time course of study, attend classes regularly, and make satisfactory progress towards completion of the degree objective.
Special application and admission procedures are required of all international students.
Daoist Traditions will issue a SEVIS Form I-20 to international students who are accepted into the program and who have provided all required documentation. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain an F-1 Visa to study in the U.S.
English Language Competency
Academic success is dependent upon the student’s ability to understand, speak, read, and write in English. The level of proficiency needed for a graduate-level academic program is greater than that required for daily living. English language competency is required of all students seeking admission to the program. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:
Applicants must have completed a two -year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate or graduate-level, English-based education in an institution a) accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or b) in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, or Ireland. In all cases, English must have been both the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used.
If an applicant has not completed a two -year English-based education as defined above, they may demonstrate English language competency by completion of TOEFL or IELTS exams.
MAOM Applicants: Applicants must achieve a TOEFL score of at least 72 on the internet-based exam (iBT) with a minimum speaking exam score of at least 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22. An overall band score 6 (Academic Format) or better on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is also acceptable.
DACM Applicants: Applicants must achieve a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the internet-based exam (iBT) with a minimum speaking exam score of at least 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22. An IELTS overall band score of 6.5 (Academic Format) and IELTS spoken band score of 8.0 are also acceptable.
Transcripts from other countries must be translated into English and evaluated by a credential-evaluation service, such as World Education Services, www.wes.org or Educational Credential Evaluations, www.ece.org.