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Five Branches University

Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Santa Cruz, CA


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Five Branches University


Five Branches University / Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine is located in Santa Cruz, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Traditional Chinese medicine
Master of Acupuncture (M Ac) Acupuncture
Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) Acupuncture and Oriental medicine
Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) Traditional Chinese medicine

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st Not reported Yes
Spring deadline November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements 6 units in anatomy and physiology, 9 units in basic sciences, minimum GPA of 2.5

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Male (20%)
Female (80%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 90
Male (50)
Female (50)

Location & Contact

Address 200 7th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA  95062
United States
Contact Joanna Zhao
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Phone: 831-476-9424 ext. 42
Fax: 831-476-8928