Is the UB Acupuncture Institute MS-Acupuncture degree program accredited?
The University of Bridgeport Master of Science in Acupuncture (M.S.Ac.) degree program is accredited by the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education and by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for the approval of programs preparing acupuncture and oriental medicine practitioners. Contact ACAOM at:
14502 Greenview Drive Suite 300B
Laurel, MD 20708
Phone: (301) 313-0855
Fax: (301) 313-0912What is the cost of the University of Bridgeport MS-Acupuncture degree program?
Tuition for the Master of Science in Acupuncture program is currently $520 per credit or approximately $18,700 per year. Total tuition for the program is approximately $58,000. $550 per credit, $19,500 per year, including fees. Total tuition for the program is approximately $60,000.
Books, supplies and various fees (activities, graduation, etc.) add approximately $4,000 to the overall cost of attendance.
Do you accept part time students?
Yes. Students may take up to five years to complete the MS-Acupuncture program. The Assistant Director can help you design a part time schedule that meets your needs.
Do you have any clinical rotations off-campus?
Yes. You may complete a part of your training at Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, N.Y., at a convent in Wilton, Conn., and in several private practitioners’ offices across Connecticut.
When are classes held?
The acupuncture-specific courses are held Monday and Wednesday evenings and seven weekends each semester (14 weekends per year). Biomedical classes are held in conjunction with the naturopathic or chiropractic students and are held during the day.
Do you accept transfer credit?
Students may apply to have some of the training required by the Acupuncture Institute for graduation transferred from another acupuncture degree-granting program, or accredited school of post-graduate medical training. Transfer credit will be assessed by the institute director and is only awarded for courses similar in content and length, and with instructors similarly qualified as those given by the Acupuncture Institute.
No more than 84 credits may transfer from another institution of acupuncture or oriental medicine. No less than 20 clinical credits and 14 didactic class credits must be completed at the Acupuncture Institute for a student to be eligible for graduation and the granting of the MS-Acupuncture degree.
All students, including transfer students, must complete the Clinical Entrance Exam with a score of no less than 75%, the Clinical Exit Exam and all practical clinical examinations with a grade of 70% or better to be eligible for graduation.