Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA) Program Admissions Requirements
1. Satisfactory completion of at least two academic years (60 semester credits/90 quarter credits) of education at the undergraduate level with a grade of “C”.
2. Payment of $100 Application fee (non-refundable).
3. English Proficiency
If English is not the student’s first language, the student is required to submit official scores from an English proficiency examination, regardless of their US citizenship status. Fulfillment of English Language Competency Requirements. English language competency requirement may be fulfilled through any one of the following options:
- A. English Language Competency: TOEFL Score of at least 61 iBT (which also requires a minimum speaking exam score of 26, and a minimum listening exam score of 22). For Programs in Chinese and Korean languages, TOEFL score of at least 45 iBT (which also requires a minimum speaking exam score of 18 and a minimum listening exam score of 15). Also, at the discretion of the Academic Dean, a student may be accepted into the program if a student successfully meets the total iBT score but happens to fall below an individual segment score)
- B. Satisfactory completion of at least two academic years (60 semester credits/90 quarter credits) of education at the undergraduate level in English from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
4. Submission of official transcripts confirming the academic requirements for program admission have been met. Official Transcripts must be received within the first quarter of enrollment. Students will not be allowed to continue beyond the first quarter without VUIM having received official transcripts documenting the student has met the academic program requirements. Candidates with foreign education / education completed outside of the U.S., may submit an unofficial copy of their transcript but they must submit an official foreign credential evaluation. Without the official foreign credential evaluation, VUIM cannot transfer or evaluate student credit earned overseas.
5. Submission of a hard copy, 300-word to 700-word essay answering the question: “What Inspired You to Apply to the Virginia University of Integrative Medicine?”
6. Completion of all enrollment documents.
7. Transfer students only: Submission of official publications (and proof of the completed number of treatments in clinic if transfer credits in clinic requested) from the student’s previous school which contain course descriptions of the course work requested for transfer credits. Note: If the information is inadequate, then VUIM will request copies of course syllabi.