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.

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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 (SAP). 
     


3.  What is the estimated cost of the MSAOM Degree Program?


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:

  • Anaheim Campus

Chinese Program

Morning

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Afternoon

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

English Program

Afternoon

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Evening

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Korean Program

Morning

8:00 am – 12:00 noon

  • Los Angeles Campus

Chinese Program

Morning

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Afternoon

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

English Program

Afternoon

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Evening

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Korean Program

Afternoon

8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Evening

6:30 pm – 10:30 pm


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.
    If requested by a student, Student Services Office will also assist in the preparation of a personal resume.  
     


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 Board.
    The Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) degree program and the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).
    ACAOM is the national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit Master’s and Doctorate degree programs in the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine profession.


     


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.
    Other courses accepted for TC must be from educational institutions with regional or professional accreditation. These courses must be similar to SBU courses in course content and hours of instruction. Credit cannot be given with a “C” grade or lower..
     


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.
    A graduate of SBU is eligible to sit for the Licensure Examination conducted by the California Acupuncture Board, provided the graduate has met all licensing requirements.
    For other states, a graduate is recommended to contact the appropriate state licensing agency for specific licensing requirements.
     


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.