Master Of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM)


Program Description

Traditional Chinese Medicine is based upon the study of the theories of Yin and Yang, Five Elements, and Eight Principles. The practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine is able to determine the condition of a patient’s health by feeling and studying the pulse, observing the tongue, and asking specific questions.

In China, traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine are practiced harmoniously side by side. The University of East-West Medicine offers a Master of Science degree program in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The MSTCM program may be completed in as little as 36 months (3 calendar years). At the University of East-West Medicine, both traditional Chinese medicine and Western medical sciences are being taught as part of the program's curriculum.

The program comprises 2130 hours of didactic instruction and 960 hours of clinical training, for a total of 3090 hours (174 units). Most of the courses are devoted to the study and practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, integrated with courses in Western medical sciences and practice management.

UEWM operates year-round on a trimester system with the majority of students enrolled full-time. Students with approved medical background may complete the program in less than the prescribed time; the maximum time permitted to complete the program is 8 years.

The curriculum is divided into two portions: pre-professional courses in the first two calendar years and graduate courses in the final calendar year. Comprehensive examinations are administered prior to advancing into the 3rd year and prior to graduation.

The curriculum is arranged sequentially so that knowledge acquired in one semester is fundamental to the understanding of courses in the following semester. The courses are designed to present TCM Theory, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine , Tuina / Acupressure, Tai Ji Quan, QiGong, and Western medical science integrated in a such a way as to provide a more comprehensive understanding of Oriental Medicine.

After two years of developing a solid foundation in TCM Theory and Diagnosis, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Herbal Formulas, Tuina/Acupressure, Tai Ji Quan and Qigong, students move on to the study of more advanced materials such as Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine, TCM Pediatrics, TCM Gynecology, TCM Traumatology, and TCM External Medicine. The four Chinese medical classics: Huang Di Nei Jing, Shang Han Lun, Jin Kui Yao Lue and Wen Bing are also taught during this final year. The Clinical Internship program provides 960 hours of training, during which time an intern will have participated in at least 350 patient visits. With total of over 960 hours of training, students develop acupuncture techniques, evaluation and diagnosis skills, professional conduct, and confidence in practice.

Admission Goal

Applicants must show strong motivation and possess the maturity, desire, and commitment necessary to serve in the healing arts.

The University encourages enrollment from qualified Western health-care professionals who wish to incorporate the theories, methods and techniques of Chinese medicine into their own practices. The interaction of these professionals with the TCM faculty and students is an important aspect of the education and training at UEWM.

The University also encourages practitioners who received their education in Chinese medicine abroad and are now residing in the United States to continue their education at the University, with the objective of meeting educational requirements to become a state-licensed acupuncturist.


In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of East-West Medicine does not discriminate in its educational programs, employment, or any other activities on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed or disability.


Applicants must have completed at least two years of baccalaureate-level education, comprising 60 semester units (90 quarter units), at an institution accredited by the U.S. Secretary of Education or at an approved foreign university in order to qualify for admission to UEWM. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.3 is also required. The medical background is not necessary for admission, but is helpful.

In addition, before entering the second year of study at UEWM, students must have completed Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, General Biology, General Psychology, General Chemistry, General Physics, and Western Medical Terminology. These basic science courses reflect the requirements of the California Acupuncture Board. Basic science courses may be taken concurrently with regular courses. These courses are offered at UEWM; enrolled students may complete these courses while working towards their Master’s degree or students may complete these basic science courses at another approved educational institution. Transfer credits will be granted for comparable courses satisfactorily completed at an ac credited college or university.

國際醫藥大學University of East-West Medicine

國際醫藥大學位於美國硅谷桑尼維爾市,是享譽全美的著名中醫藥大學之一,是美國教育部全國針灸及東方醫學教育認證委員會(ACAOM)、加州針灸局正式認證的中醫高等教育學府。 學校擁有享譽盛名的優秀師資、先進完善的教學設備和優美安全的學習環境。課程以中醫為主、中西醫相結合,中、英、韓三種語言教學為特色。學費優惠,畢業生執照通過率、成功創業率遙遙領先!詳情請查詢: 聯繫方式: Tel: 408-738-8889,Email:

碩士學院: 中醫碩士學位 (Master Of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine): 課程涵蓋了中醫理論、針灸學、中藥學、中醫各專科學,臨床實習及西醫基礎科學等。可選中、英、韓任何一種語言學習中醫和參加全美和加州針灸局的針灸師執照考試。設有日間、晚間、週末班,最短3年完成學業。大專學歷可申請,入學無需醫學背景, 招收留學生,協助申請聯邦助學金和貸款。 詳情請查詢:

博士學院: 針灸和東方醫學博士學位 (Doctorate Of Acupuncture And Oriental Medicine): 課程涵蓋高級診斷,針灸, 草藥 ,婦科,骨傷痛症手法治療,營養保健,氣功能量醫學應用、臨床實習等。中文、英文授課,週末上課,最短2年完成學業。 詳情請查詢:

太極學院 (College of Tai Chi): 全美首創和唯一的太極碩士學位: 課程涵蓋太極理論、技術,現代太極教育方法。最長3年完成學業 太極證書班、醫療太極民眾推廣班: 課程涵蓋應用太極強身健體和自我防衛、休閒太極、道教氣功、養生保健。

推拿按摩學院 (TCM Tuina Massage): 500小時推拿按摩證書班,循環式上課 課程涵蓋理論教學和手法訓練。 最短4個月完成。加州按摩局正式核準。校方協助申請工作證。 詳情請查詢:

針灸医学中心 (Acupuncture Medical Center): 專家坐診,醫術精湛。針灸治療一次$25。一週7天開放。 提供中醫五大傳統治療方法: 針灸、中藥、艾灸、推拿、拔罐。 主治痛症、內外婦兒、神經科、骨傷科、五官科等各專科常見疾病及疑難雜症,幫助保健養生、美容健髪、抗衰老。 詳情請查詢: 聯繫方式:Tel: 408-992-0218, email:

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