The Professional Doctorate (PD) completion program is an online Doctor program of 330 clock hours and 17 credit hours, in addition to the MAc and the MAcCHM degrees.
Credits are calculated according to the US Department of Education’s and ACAHM’s credit hour standards; 1 credit for every 15 hours of classroom work completed for didactic courses; 1 credit for every 30 hours of completed work in practical/clinical courses. Trimesters begin the first Monday in January, early May, and late August/early September.
In compliance with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM) standards, students entering the Professional Doctorate programs – DAc and DAcCHM – must satisfy the following requirements:
- Has completed an ACAHM-accredited or pre-accredited entry-level Master’s program in Chinese medicine. For the DAc program the degree must minimally be an Acupuncture Degree and for the DAcCHM program, the student must have achieved a Master’s degree that included full herbal training.
- Has completed 90 undergraduate college level credits from an accredited institution; or
- Has completed education in foreign countries where credits earned at a foreign educational institution has been validated by a recognized educational credentials evaluation service so to validate that the applicant has achieved professional competencies equivalent to an ACAHM-accredited or pre-accredited master’s- level program in Acupuncture and the 90 additional undergraduate level credits required.