Is the UB Acupuncture Institute MS-Acupuncture degree program accredited?
The Master of Science in Acupuncture program of the University of Bridgeport is programmatically accredited 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.

The Traditional Chinese Medicine Master’s Degree program – Oriental Medicine program of the University of Bridgeport has been admitted to Candidacy status by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (“ACAOM”) and is in the process of seeking accreditation.

Accreditation contact:

8941 Aztec Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Phone: (952) 212-2434
Fax: (301) 313-0912
email: info@acaom.org

What is the cost of the University of Bridgeport MS-Acupuncture degree program?
There are a number of additional fees, including clinic fees, health insurance and registration fees.

Please see the current UB tuition and fees publication for details

Do you accept part time students?
Yes. Students may take up to five years to complete the MS-Acupuncture program. Students may take up to seven years to complete the MS-Traditional Chinese Medicine program. Students may take up to four years to complete the MS-Chinese Herbology program. The program Director for each degree program 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.

The Asian/Chinese Herbology (ACH) courses are offered in the blended format with 50% of the didactic program offered online and 50% during 4 weekends each semester, and an additional 3 weekends each summer for a total of 11 weekends a year. Students participate in an online environment to complete their Asian/Chinese Herbology studies.

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 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 or MS-Traditional Chinese Medicine degree.

All students in the MS-Acup and MS-TCM programs, 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.