How can I find out more about this career?

For more information about a career in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website. The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career is 29-1199.01 (Acupuncturists) and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 51.3301 (Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).

Federal Consumer Disclosure Information Regarding PIHMA Programs

PIHMA’s MSAc and MSOM programs are accredited by ACAOM. The college and all its programs are approved by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please click on the following links for each program:

Master of Science in Acupuncture

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

Per Arizona regulations, PIHMA’s graduation placement rate for the period ending June 2019 was 100%.

Arizona calculates placement rates using the formula below.

Placement Rate: (A + B)/(C-D) =  0  
A = Based upon the total number of graduates during the reporting period,
“A” is the number of graduates placed in their field of study.
B = Based upon the total number of graduates during the reporting period,
“B” is the number of graduates placed in a related field of study.
C = Total number of graduates
D = total number of graduates “not available for placement” (i.e.due to health related situations, 
continuing education, military service).

Accreditation Disclosure

Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture, its master’s-level program in Oriental medicine (MSOM) and its master’s-level program in acupuncture (MSA) are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). Institution/program accreditation history, notes, and dates of review may be viewed at:

Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture’s professional doctoral program (DAc), approved to begin enrolling students, is not yet accredited or pre-accredited by ACAOM. Graduates of this program are not considered to have graduated from an ACAOM-accredited or pre-accredited program and may not rely on ACAOM accreditation or pre-accreditation for professional licensure or other purposes.

This program is eligible for ACAOM accreditation, and PIHMA is currently in the process of seeking ACAOM pre-accreditation/accreditation for the program. However, PIHMA can provide no assurance that pre-accreditation or accreditation will be granted by ACAOM.

ACAOM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ACAOM is located at 8941 Aztec Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347; phone 952/212-2434; fax 952/657-7068;