Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine Program

Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine

It’s time to become part of the growing integrative health care industry.  Whether you are a nurse looking to expand upon your Western medical training, a massage therapist wanting to provide clients with the benefits of acupuncture or someone who has experienced the healing of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it’s time to pursue your Master’s in Oriental Medicine at East West College of Natural Medicine (EWCNM).

At EWCNM, our curriculum covers the four main areas of knowledge required to pass the national board exams and become an acupuncture physician.  As an integrative program, you will learn the foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture with point location, biomedicine, and the holistic healing properties of herbal medicine.  With small class sizes, caring faculty, and a campus centrally located on the West Coast of Florida, East West College of Natural Medicine should be your choice to prepare you for a career as an acupuncture physician: Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture with Point Location, Biomedicine, and the Holistic Healing Properties of Herbal Medicine.

If you are changing your career or enhancing your current one, now is the time to contact us to set up an interview.  Find out more about a fulfilling career in the field of alternative and integrative medicine by filling out the form at the top of the page or calling us at 914-355-9080.


Program length – 40 months

*This program is not offered online.

Read More: Why MSOM at East West College of Natural Medicine?



East meets West in this program. We instruct in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) including, acupuncture techniques, cupping, Gua Sha, Qi Gong, Tui Na Medical Massage and herbology, alongside Western medical practices. Courses included in the biomedical portion of the program include, biological sciences, anatomy and physiology, diagnostic skills (laboratory image testing, physical exams, etc.), pharmacology and nutrition.

Students complete their practicum hours in the Student Clinic and have the option to do an off-site externship at an approved extern partner. Study abroad opportunities are available.

Upon completion of the didactic and clinical portions of the program, graduates are prepared to sit for the NCCAOM certification exams to obtain certification as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.).

These conditions must be met before applying for admission to the MSOM program. The Application Process Tab has all application requirements.

1.    Must be at least 18 years of age

2.    Must have at least an associate degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university; and have earned a 2.0 ("C") grade point average. (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of courses with a "C" or higher grade).

  • Official transcripts documenting the above credits and all work at the college level must be sent from each college/university attended to EWCNM.
  • At least 28 (37 quarter hours) of those 60 credits must be taken in the four general education and liberal arts areas listed below with a minimum of at least 3.0 credits in each of the respective areas: Humanities/Fine Arts; Social Behavioral Sciences; English/Communications; Science

3.    Must complete an application for admission and return to EWCNM with applicable fee ($100 fee for most students, $150 for transfer, returning and foreign students)

4.    Must participate in an interview with the Administrative Department and a second interview with the Academic Department. Out-of-state prospective students may conduct these interviews by phone.

5.    Must submit all application materials two weeks prior to the start of classes.

6.    Must sign enrollment form upon receipt of the acceptance letter

East West College of Natural Medicine does not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions practices, scholarship and loan programs.
Upon licensure, MSOM graduates can:
  • Open their own acupuncture practice (go into business for themselves)
  • Work for an existing acupuncture clinic
  • Work for a western medical clinic/integrative medicine center
  • Concentrate on VA or insurance billing
  • Enter the research field