Alumni who began their Master of Acupuncture or Master of Oriental Medicine degree at Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute and Traditional Acupuncture Institute) in 1985 or later have the necessary preparation to enter the Doctor of Acupuncture or Doctor of Oriental Medicine programs. Alumni who began their program earlier than 1985 should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for more information.


The core doctoral program consists of 22 credits above MUIH’s master’s degrees:

  • 18 credits (8 courses) are didactic and cover topics that include research literacy, advanced diagnostic skills, working within interdisciplinary teams and settings, collaborative care and practice management.
  • 4 credits (2 courses) are clinical in nature and will provide an opportunity to enhance and deepen clinical skills, especially in an integrative setting.

Please note: Students who graduated with a Master of Acupuncture and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Chinese Herbs are eligible for the Doctor of Oriental Medicine after taking an additional four credits of master’s-level bioscience.

Code Title Credits Format*
FPD 779 Point Functions 2.0 Campus
FPD 781 Qi-Cultivation 1.5 Campus
FPD 790AC Supervised Advanced Clinical Practice 3.0 Campus
FPD 790I Supervised  Advanced Clinical Practice: Integrative Medicine 1.0 Campus
IHED 777 Health Care Systems: From Macro to Micro 3.0 Online
IHM 768 Practice Management 2.0 Online
IHM 787 Interdisciplinary Diagnosis and Treatment
(taken six times, totaling 1.5 credits)
0.25 Campus
IHM 788 Collaborative Care 2.0 Online
ISCI 701 Research Literacy 3.0 Online/Campus
ISCI 752 Advanced Diagnostic Studies 3.0 Online
Additional Doctor of Oriental Medicine Bioscience Courses
AOM 716 Writing a Case Report 1.0 Online
HRB 645 Foundations of Toxicology and Herb-Drug Interactions 3.0 Online



Click here to download the proposed schedule of courses for the Doctor of Acupuncture and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Based on the rollout of courses, the first graduating class is expected to complete the program in December 2016.

The doctoral programs are self-registered and self-paced. It is possible to complete the program in two years, however students may register for courses according to their desired schedule.

2015 On-Campus Course Dates
May 10
June 7, 21
July 19
August 2, 9
October 3, 4, 31
November 1, 21
December 6, 19, 20


*Format may vary by trimester.


Up to six credits may be exempted or transferred into the program because of additional education or experience.


Click here to access our online applications and select the program and term you are interested in applying for. To receive the appropriate discounted fee while submitting the application, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at .


Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at or 410-888-9048 ext. 6647.