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MSA Requirements


Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA) Program Admissions Requirements

1. Applicants must have earned a bachelor degree with a minimum 2.0 Cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Degrees issued by a foreign institution not recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education must be translated and evaluated as equivalent to a US Degree by an agency recognized by NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) or AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.), at applicant’s expense.
2. Applicants must pay $100 Application Fee (non-refundable).
3. English Proficiency

If English is not your first language, you are required to submit official scores from an English proficiency examination, regardless of citizenship. Fulfillment of English Language Competency Requirements. English language competency requirement may be fulfilled through any one of the following options:

MSA in English Program

A. English Language Competency (TOEFL): TOEFL Score of at least 61 iBT (which also requires a minimum speakingexam score of 26, and a minimum listening exam score of 22)

B. Satisfactory completion of at least two academic years (60 semester credits/90 quarter credits) of education
at the baccalaureate level, OR achievement of a post-secondary degree from an institution accredited by an
agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education

MSA in Korean / Chinese Program

A. English Language Competency (TOEFL): TOEFL Score of at least45iBT (which also requires a minimum speakingexam score of 18, and a minimum listening exam score of 15)

B. Satisfactory completion of at least two academic years (60 semester credits/90 quarter credits) of education
at the baccalaureate level, OR achievement of a post-secondary degree from an institution accredited by an
agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education
4. Receipt of official transcripts confirming the academic requirements for program admissions has been met. Specifically:
Official Transcripts must be received within the first quarter of enrollment. Students will not be allowed to continue beyond the first quarter without VUOM having received official transcripts documenting the student has met the academic program requirements. Candidates with foreign education, or education completed outside of the U.S., must submit an official foreign credential evaluation. Official sealed foreign credential evaluations must be submitted directly to the University. Without official credentials, VUOM cannot transfer or evaluate student credit.
5. Submissions of a hard copy of a 300-word essay about “What Inspired You to Apply for Oriental Medicine School?”
6. Submissions of an immunization record or waiver form.
7. Completion of all enrollment documents.
8. Transfer students only: Submit any official publications (and proof of the completed number of treatments in clinic if transfer credits in clinic requested) from the previous school that contain course descriptions of the courses requested for transfer credits.

Note: If the information is inadequate, then VUOM will request copies of course syllabi.