Master of Science in Acupuncture

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The Master degree programs in Acupuncture and in Oriental medicine are no longer enrolling new students. An ACAOM approved teach-out plan for all currently enrolled students is in place. 

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Learn to treat patients with an extensive range of conditions: from musculoskeletal pain to complex internal disorders. Throughout your clinical experience, you will work alongside experts in sports medicine, women’s health, stroke rehabilitation, and more — gaining the confidence and knowledge needed to help your patients overcome imbalances and embrace a healthier life.

The Master of Science in Acupuncture at NYCC provides you with a comprehensive, professional education and extensive study of four of the five fundamental components of Chinese medicine: acupuncture & moxibustion, Eastern dietary therapy, Chinese medical massage (Tui Na), and mindful movement exercises (Qi Gong and Tai Ji Quan). Follow the history, theory, and philosophy of Oriental medicine and learn to apply it through extensive training in Oriental pattern differentiation and diagnosis. Receive a comprehensive foundation in the biomedical sciences, including anatomy (with time in our campus cadaver lab), physiology, physical assessment, and pharmacology. 

This program is ideal for students interested in an education that includes comprehensive training in the application of acupuncture treatment.


In 2.6 years, and 2,415 contact hours, you will receive an extensive clinical training — ready to utilize acupuncture, moxibustion and, as appropriate, Chinese herbal medicine as primary treatment modalities for a number of conditions.



Enter the practice of acupuncture with confidence in your skills through practical skills instruction, clinical observation and assistantships, and a year-long clinical internship under the guidance of expert practitioners.

Career Opportunities.

The NYCC Master of Science in Acupuncture prepares students to either practice as independent clinicians or work in multidisciplinary settings. NYCC alumni can be found running their own private practice or collaborating with acupuncturists and/or other healthcare practitioners, such as chiropractors.