Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Students working in NYCC's Herb Dispensary

Implement a World of Healing.

Millions of people all over the world trust acupuncture as a natural healing method that relies on the interconnectedness of the human body to simulate blood flow, restore balance, and get to the root causes of various health problems — from musculoskeletal complaints to complex internal disorders.

Lay the foundation of your acupuncture study in a strong clinical education, focusing on the application of acupuncture treatment through practical skills, observation, assistantships, and internships — all under the guidance of expert practitioners who are recognized internationally as authors, practitioners, and experts. Then combine these gentle and precise methods of acupuncture with modern research and an intimate study of biomedicine with the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College.

This program is ideal for students interested in a comprehensive education in Oriental medicine that includes Chinese herbal medicine, or for those individuals planning to apply for licensure in a state requiring training in herbal medicine.


In three years, 3,210 contact hours, you will learn all MSA Program training — acupuncture and moxibustion, Eastern dietary therapy, Tui Na, Qi Gong and Tai Ji Quan — with the addition of Chinese Herbal Medicine.



Gain hands-on experience in multiple clinical rotations, including a Veterans Administration site and other interdisciplinary settings. Spend time in our extensive herb garden and dispensary with raw Chinese medicinals, granular and prepared products, and a full-service kitchen for processing and preparation — the largest herbal dispensary in Upstate New York.

Career Opportunities.

You will graduate from NYCC’s Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine ready to practice integratively and collaboratively in a wide range of healthcare settings, including hospital and multidisciplinary clinics. You will hold the necessary practice management skills — including knowledge of ethical, legal and professional requirements of licensed acupuncture practice — and be ready for employment or to start a clinic of your own.

What is the difference between the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture degrees?

The Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College contains all of the study of the Master of Science in Acupuncture. The difference is that the MSAOM degree includes the addition of the fifth pillar of Chinese medicine, Herbal Therapeutics. This includes the study of the Chinese medicinal agents, herbal formulas, Chinese herbal classical texts, herbal safety and toxicity and more. Some states require specific course material to obtain licensure. Speak with an NYCC admissions representative today for more information on which program is right for you.

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