Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the admission requirements for entering into the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) degree program?
An applicant for admission to the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) degree program must have completed 90 quarter or 60 semester units at the Baccalaureate level, or the equivalent, from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The applicant must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 or higher based on official transcripts. However, the admission office will give preferential admission to an applicant with a CGPA of 2.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0.
2. What is the length of the Master’s Degree Program?
The allowed time for any student to complete the Master of Science
in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) program is sixteen
(16) quarters or four (4) calendar years. This is the normal
academic track length of time. Students must be enrolled in
an average of twelve (12) units each quarter in order to meet
South Baylo University regulation on Satisfactory Academic Progress
3. What is the estimated cost of the MSAOM Degree Program?
Total estimated cost for tuition, books, and fees is approximately $37,200.
4. Is financial aid assistance available for students?
Financial aid assistance is available to qualified students in
the form of scholarships, Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental
Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study (FWS)
and Federal Direct Loans.
5. What are the hours of class time?
South Baylo University offers three language programs with the following class times at two campuses:
Course schedules may change quarterly. Please check the quarterly
6. In what ways does South Baylo University offer job placement?
Office of Student Services assists students in job placement
through the University’s affiliation with clinics, business and
healthcare related companies. Job openings and career opportunities
are posted and maintained on the bulletin boards around the campus and
published on SBU website.
7. What accreditation has South Baylo University received?
South Baylo University is approved by the California Bureau for
Private Post-Secondary Education (BPPE) and California Acupuncture
8. What transfer credits (TC) are accepted?
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Transfer Credit (TC) will only
be offered for courses taken at educational institutions approved
by the California Acupuncture Board and accredited by ACAOM.
9. What is required to obtain a license to practice acupuncture?
The California Acupuncture Board issues licenses and regulates
the profession according to the Acupuncture Licensure Act, which
identifies acupuncture as a primary health care profession.
10. What can I expect regarding clinic experience?
The University offers 960 instructional hours dedicated for patient care and management during the clinical internship program to prepare interns for future private practice as primary health care providers. Under the supervision of licensed clinical faculty members, students diagnose and treat patients with a broad array of health concerns enabling the students to become proficient in patient care.