Apply for the Diversity Scholarship for the fall 2019 semester by July 15, 2019. See below for more details and application form.
Please click below to start an application!
Apply for >> Fall 2019 <<
This program starts each fall semester.
You are able to submit your entire application online, save for the transcripts.
Transcripts should be either emailed or mailed to the CIIS Admissions Office. If emailing transcripts, please send to email@example.com. If mailing, please send to:
1453 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Application Deadline Information:
January 15, 2019 - Drama Therapy deadline
February 15, 2019 - Priority deadline for all other programs (1st review): Applications after this date are considered on a space-available basis and may not be able to be considered if you miss this deadline.
April 15, 2019 - Application deadline for 2nd review: (pending space availability)
May 15, 2019 - Final priority application deadline for programs still accepting applications.
June 15, 2019 - Extension deadline for programs still accepting applications.
August 1, 2019 - Final deadline. Many of our programs are full and will no longer be accepting applications for Fall 2019.
The following programs still are currently accepting applications for Fall 2019:
- Integrative Health Studies (MA)
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS)
- Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)
- Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine: First Professional Doctorate (DACM)
- Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine: Master's Degree (MSTCM)
- Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine: Post-Graduate Doctorate (DAOM)
- Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine: Transitional Doctorate
- Anthropology and Social Change (MA, PhD)
- Ecology, Spirituality and Religion (MA, PhD)
- East-West Psychology (MA, PhD)
- Interdisciplinary Arts and Writing (MFA)
- Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (MA, PhD)
- Transformative Leadership (MA)
- Transformative Studies (PhD)
- Human Sexuality (PhD) - nearly full
Applicants interested in applying for this program must have graduated from a Master's degree program in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine or Oriental medicine accredited by (or in candidate status with) the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or the foreign equivalent, with at least 90 college semester units (or 135 quarter units) from undergraduate studies and the proof of completion of general biology, general chemistry and general psychology courses. Status of each institution or foreign equivalent will be determined by the Admissions Committee.
How to Apply
The College accepts applications for each semester and students are encouraged to apply as early as a year in advance for the desired semester. Applications are reviewed as soon as the Admissions Office has received all of the required application materials. Once materials are received and reviewed, students will be notified and and an admissions interview will be scheduled. Applicants will be notified of their status within 2 weeks following the interview (phone or Skype interviews are available for out-of-state and international students).
We have created a side-by-side comparison chart to help you find the degree program that is right for you.
This chart highlights the requirements, goals and the differences among all of our programs, including the first professional degrees (MSTCM, DACM), the transitional doctorate (transitional DACM) and the postgraduate doctorate (DAOM).
|Spring 2019 Semester||December 2, 2018|
|Fall 2019 Semester||August 1, 2019|
A completed ACTCM Application Form
Complete the ACTCM graduate application.
Application fee ($65)
There is a non-refundable $65 fee required with your application. Payments can be made online when submitting your application.
2 Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be from individuals who have been teachers, mentors, supervisors, or other professionals (other than relatives and friends) who can comment on your ability to succeed within the DACMt. Please follow the directions at the top of the page for submitting materials.
A current resume
Please submit a complete resume with this application. Include the following information, if applicable:
- Education and post-graduate training
- Work history and professional experience
- Professional and health care licenses received
Please follow the directions at the top of the page for submitting materials.
A Statement of Purpose essay
Please submit a typed, double-spaced essay of approximately 500 words in response to the following questions:
- Discuss the personal and professional reasons that have led you to pursue the DACMt.
- Why do you wish to study at ACTCM specifically?
- What do you hope to learn/gain from this experience, both personally and professionally?
- What do you hope to contribute to the ACTCM community?
- What specific traits and experiences do you have that you believe will allow you to be successful, both in ACTCM's degree program and as a future TCM practitioner?
Please follow the directions at the top of the page for submitting materials.
Foreign Credential Evaluation
For students with an international academic history, please follow these steps for your foreign credential evaluation (e.g. WES – World Education Services):
Please provide your complete and entire academic history on the application form.
For degrees earned outside of the United States or Canada, we will need a foreign credential evaluation. You, the applicant, need to initiate and request this, at your own expense, through a CIIS-approved foreign credential evaluation provider.
CIIS favors foreign credential evaluations provided by WES – World Education Services, and specifically the course-by-course-report. CIIS accepts the WES 'Basic' report, but applicants may wish to complete the 'ICAP'.
CIIS will also accept foreign credential evaluations that are in a comprehensive course-by-course format from the current members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
The foreign credential evaluation is used in lieu of sending original transcripts from abroad to CIIS. Original or notarized copies of the transcripts should only be sent to the foreign credential provider, per the foreign credential provider's instructions; there is no need to send these to CIIS!
When requesting the foreign credential evaluation, choose the appropriate degrees to be evaluated for the degree that you are applying for. If applying for a PhD at CIIS, foreign degrees equivalent to a BA and MA must be evaluated. If applying for an MA at CIIS, foreign degrees equivalent to a BA must be evaluated.
If you have studied abroad as part of a degree received in the United States or Canada (i.e. transfer credits from abroad), no WES evaluation is needed - provided these units are showing on your US/Canadian degree transcript. If you wish to receive transfer units for any courses earned outside of the United States/Canada that are not showing on a US/Canadian degree transcript, we do need a foreign credential evaluation for these courses.
$5000 Diversity Scholarship for School Year 2019-2020
CIIS is a university deeply committed to diversity, inclusion, and advocating for social justice. The university, guided by these principles, is offering forty $5,000 Diversity Scholarships for the academic year 2019-2020. In line with our institutional mission of embracing traditions that enhance social and political liberation, these scholarships are intended to support the recruitment of a diverse student body, particularly students historically underrepresented in higher education. Apply for the Fall 2019 semester by July 15, 2019 via this application link below. Start the Diversity Scholarship application now!
If you have any additional questions about admissions, please contact our ACTCM Admissions Team:
ACTCM Admissions Team