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

English Language Proficiency Requirement

English language competency is required of all students seeking admission to the master’s-level program. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:

a) The student must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) undergraduate- or graduate-level, English-based education in an institution:

(i) accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or

(ii) in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, or Ireland.

In all cases, English must have been both the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used;

b) Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT) - Acceptable scores: TOEFL iBT total score – 61 with minimum speaking score – 20 and minimum listening score – 17; or

c) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Format - Acceptable scores: IELTS overall band score 6 with minimum speaking score – 6.5 and minimum listening score – 6.


To be eligible for transferring credits to the Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (MAcCHM) program at AUHS, students must have completed at least one trimester (or semester or quarter) with Master’s level coursework from another other institution.


Coursework completed at this level must have a grade of "C", or higher, or 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. AUHS follows the same transfer credit policies as other Master of Acupuncture and Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine programs. Transfer credits can be received up to 66% for Western and Oriental medicine, science courses, and Internship.


Transfer Credits for Graduates of Non-Oriental Medicine Programs

Students wishing to enroll in Atlanta University of Health Science, who have a degree in medicine, dentistry, podiatry, chiropractic, or any health care program other than from Asian Medicine Programs, may only receive transfer credit for relevant basic science and Western medicine courses. No credit for any clinical instruction from such institutions may be transferred.