Candidates for admission to NYCTCM must demonstrate a sincere commitment to embark on our program to become a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. They must possess personal qualities and a level of academic achievement that reflects the skills and aptitude necessary to successfully complete a TCM curriculum.
• All applicants must have completed 60 undergraduate credits in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and must have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.5.
• Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
• Candidates must hold United States citizenship, permanent residency, or a valid visa. International applicants must provide proper documentation in order for their applications to be considered.
English language competency is required of all students seeking admission to the NYCTCM Master’s Degree Programs. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:
--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,
(ii) in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, or Ireland.
English must have been both the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used. These credits cannot include any courses in English as a Second Language (ESL) and exclude any credits from an ACAOM accredited program in Acupuncture or Acupuncture with a Specialization in Chinese Herbal Medicine that are transferred into the NYCTCM program.
--Proof of professional licensure in New York State as an M.D., Dentist, Chiropractor, Physical Therapist, R.N., Nutritionist, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Psychologist, Veterinarian, or Massage Therapist. Other health-care professionals may submit licensing credentials for review by the NYCTCM Admissions Office in order to support
their claim of English proficiency.;
-- 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;
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.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the admissions process or your current status.