Traditional Chinese Medicine, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 45 months
  • English (book IELTS)
, CT,
The Master’s Program in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MS-TCM) offers comprehensive training in Chinese Herbal Medicine and acupuncture to prepare graduates to provide their patients the full range of the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 


The program expands upon the curriculum offered in the Masters in Acupuncture by adding training in herb theory, dispensary practice and clinical herbal training.

The Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MS-TCM) is a 4 year, 145.5 credit, 3395 hour program. Initially you will study basic theory, acupuncture concepts and biomedicine.

In the second year you will gradually begin your herbal studies. We use a unique approach which utilizes common illnesses that you will see in the student clinic and as a practitioner as the basis for the early herb classes. This allows the student to see clinical applications immediately to see the practical applications possible for the TCM practitioner.

This herbal training continues alongside your acupuncture training and acupuncture clinical internship in your third year. In this phase you will explore well over 300 individual herbs and 150 formulas.

You will finish your education with classes in clinical applications of herbal formulae and a herbal clinic concentration in the fourth and final year.

Individual and Flexible

We pride ourselves on a proven track record of working closely with students in a flexible manner. We are committed to creating individual academic plans that accommodate personal needs and goals.

Unique University Environment

Our program provides a unique opportunity to study Chinese Medicine in a multi-purpose University, alongside students pursuing other health profession degrees. You will work closely with naturopathic, chiropractic and other students and practitioners in a supportive, integrative environment. This experience will be of lasting value in your future professional lives as healthcare providers and healers.

Programme Structure

Acupuncture Practice and Techniques (APT):

The nine (9) acupuncture courses introduce students to the theoretical and practical information of acupuncture therapy. The student becomes proficient in the clinical applications of acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping, electrical stimulation, and bleeding techniques. The student learns to identify acupuncture points by anatomical location, palpation, and proportional measurement. The classification, function and indications for each acupuncture point are discussed and demonstrated. In addition to the twelve bilateral channels, two midline vessels and six other extra meridians, forbidden and contraindication of points are discussed. In addition, extra points, auricular points and other categories of acupuncture points are demonstrated and treatment techniques based on these extra meridians and points are discussed and practiced.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 45 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

The admissions requirements for the University of Bridgeport MS-Traditional Chinese Medicine program are as follows:

Students applying to the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine degree program should submit a completed application, an application fee, and official transcripts for undergraduate course work to the Office of Acupuncture Admissions. Admission requirements for the MS-TCM program include a bachelor's degree or its equivalent (such as 120 completed semester credits). The following courses must be included: 6 hours of English skills, 3 hours psychology, 3 hours of social science, 6 hours of biology and 6 hours of chemistry.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16415 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16415 USD per year and a duration of 45 months.
  • National Applies to you

    16415 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16415 USD per year and a duration of 45 months.
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Living costs for Bridgeport

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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