Master of Science in Acupuncture

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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 you to either practice as an independent clinician 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.

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

The Master of Science in Acupuncture is the same as the first eight trimesters of the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM); however, the MSAOM includes the addition of Herbal Therapeutics. 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.