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IS: International Students

Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 

Admission Requirement

Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 

Admission Requirement

Applicants for admission must have earned a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale

from an institution that is accredited by any accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or in the case of International students, recognized by the appropriate agency in that country. Degrees issued by a foreign institution must be translated and evaluated as equivalent to a US Degree.


To be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following:


  • A complete application form, which includes, but not limited to, a valid phone number, email, physical address, and Social Security number (SSN), if applicable.

  • Meet all Admission requirements.


Admission Process

  1. Application form for admission with $100.00 application fee.

  2. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation

  3. Official Academic Transcripts and Transcript Evaluations* (if necessary) from each college of university attended.  These Official Transcripts must be sent directly from the sending institution directly to AUHS Office of Admission.  All domestic official transcripts must be received no later than the first day of class of the entering trimester. 

  4. Personal essay one page in length detailing your desire to be Oriental Medicine practitioner 

  5. Interview with the Academic Dean and/or Program Director. 

English Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following for admission:

  • A minimum score of 500 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT)

  • A minimum score of 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT)

  • or  a minimum score of 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS)


Applicants who do not satisfy this requirement may be considered for admission with English as a second language courses, but they must satisfy the proficiency requirement in English before beginning the clinical experience.


Testing information on TOEFL or TSE may be obtained at or by writing to TOEFL, Box 899, Princeton, NJ 08504.

International Student Admission Process

  1. Application form for admission with a $100 US dollar application fee.

  2. Mailing Fee: $20 for domestic or $50 for international (for I-20 to be mailed out).  This fee can be charged according to the destination of delivery.

  3. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended sent directly to:  3751 Venture Dr, Suite 240Duluth, GA 30096

  4. Affidavit of Financial Support: evidence of possessing financial resources to complete the academic program including mandatory bank balance statements.

  5. Submit proof of English language proficiency.  Please review English language requirements.

  6. I-20 request form

  7. Copy of Passport (copy of spouse/child passport when applying for dependent(s), if applicable

  8. Two letters of recommendation.