Graduate Degree Tuition Rates
Tuition rates for the graduate degree programs are set annually for the academic year (September through August). Click the links below to download a pdf document of the current tuition for each program.
Information about the application and matriculation fees can be found on the Admission Process link available in the vertical navigation to the right.
Costs Not Covered in Tuition
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Required materials include: a long, white, polyester-cotton examination coat; a sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff) and stethoscope; disposable acupuncture needles and moxa (to be purchased before entering Level III); and regular (e.g. seasonally, five times a year minimum) acupuncture treatments.
Nutrition and Integrative Health
Required materials include: a cutting board, apron and 2 high-quality knives, which can all be purchased in the Meeting Point Bookstore. Additionally, the software program, Endnote, is highly recommended to assist in writing requirements of the program. Other costs include transport to cooking classes, completion of the ServSafe™ Online Manager Program from the National Restaurant Association, and five nutritional counseling sessions with a Tai Sophia Institute approved nutrition practitioner by the end of the fourth trimester. Individual consultation fees will vary.
The total cost of textbooks required for the first two trimesters is between $150 and $215. In addition to textbooks, the software program entitled "Endnote" is highly recommended to assist in the writing requirements of the program.
Other costs include those associated with field trips such as transportaion, food, and lodging. The out of state field trip in trimester five costs approximately $130 for food, plus your travel costs. Lodging is free if you camp. Other field trips would be travle cost only and/or possibly a small admission fee.
Additional costs relate to supplies needed for making herbal preparations (teas, lotions, tinctures) for the Herbal Medicine Show. These costs range from $75 to $300.
Health Requirement Costs
Acupuncture and Chinese herb students are responsible for the costs associated with one-time and ongoing health requirements, including CPR certification, PPD tests, and hepatitis B vaccinations. The Institute’s mandatory annual bloodborne pathogens classes are free.
Clinic & Resource Fees for the Acupuncture Program
An additional continuing registration fee is due each month for any student who does not complete the program by her or his anticipated completion date. Please see the student handbook for more detailed information on these fees.
Post Graduate Trainee Program Fees for Acupuncture Program
Students who wish to complete additional hours of supervised clinical treatment beyond the Master of Acupuncture degree requirements may enroll in the Post Graduate Trainee Program. A one-time application fee and a continuing monthly supervision fee applies. Please see the Clinical Student Handbook for details.