Master’s Program Admissions

Program Overview

Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) at DULA is a four-year program and thoroughly prepares students to sit for licensing examinations. The Master’s program focuses both on didactic classes and clinical training, consisting of 213 quarter units (2,130 hours) of academic coursework and 960 hours (48 units) of clinical internship at the Oriental Medical Center. The program is offered in three different lauguages including English, Chinese and Korean. Students have an option to choose one program that they wish to enter.

For more information about our MSOM program, please click here.

 

How to Apply 

Requirements

If you are trying to apply for our MSOM program, you must have completed minimum of 90 quarter units or 60 semester units of general education at the Baccalaureate level of education, from an accredited institution or instituions with a comulative GPA 2.25 ("C") or higher. A background in Oriental Medicine or Western Medicine is not required. 

Required Documents

Once you have met these requirements above, you may proceed with your application. We offer both an Online Paperless Application and a Fillable PDF Application. Please make sure you prepare all the required documents below;

1. Completion of your online or paper application written in English

2. Non-refundable $100 application fee / $200 for international students (I-20 fee included)

* Late fee $20 will be applied on late applications. Please check our application deadlines below.

* Application fee can be paid by check, money order, wire transfer or you can call us at 213 ) 487-0110 with your credit card account information. Check or money order should be made payable to Dongguk University Los Angeles or DULA. 

3. One Passport-sized color photo in white, black or light blue background taken within 3 months

4. Personal statement essay written in English. The essay should include:

- Why do you want to attend DULA?

- Your interest in and/or philosophical view of Oriental Medicine

- What are your strength and skills that would make you a good healthcare practitioner?

5. Two letters of recommendation written in English, Korean or Chinese including evaluator's statements and signatures

6. Affidavit of support form with supporting bank statements issued within 6 months (For international students)

7. A copy of copies of Diploma(s) from previous colleges and/or universities (If applicable)

8. Sealed official transcripts from previous colleges and/or universities

9. Course-by-Course transcripts credential evaluation outside of the U.S. (If applicable)

* Credential evaluation is the way in which academic and professional degrees earned in one country are compared to those earned in another. Please visit http://www.naces.org/ and select one of institutions listed. Evaluation must include equivalency of education.

10. Proof of residency

- U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents: A copy of valid passport, birth ceritificate, naturalization certificate or permanent resident card

- F-1 Visa or other Visas Holders: A copy of valid passport and F-1 Visa or other proper visas.

English Proficiency

English proficiency is critical to your success at DULA. If you don't meet our language requirements, you are not allowed to start studying at DULA. 

For details on TOEFL, please visit www.toefl.org. DULA TOEFL code is C036.
For details on IELTS, please visit www.ielts.org.

The English proficiency requirement for the English program is satisfied by;

  • A minimum score of 61 including speaking 26 and listening 22 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test (IBT) or a level 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Exam
  • 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of baccalaureate level education taught in Enlgish at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or from an equivalent English Language insitution in another country

The English proficiency requirements for the Korean and Chinese programs are satisfied by;

  • A minimum score of 45 including speaking 18 and listening 15 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test (IBT).
  • 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of baccalaureate level education taught in Enlgish at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or from an equivalent English Language insitution in another country

Application Deadlines

DULA accepts new students four times a year: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. There are two application submission dates for each quarter, General and Late. General application deadline for the following quarter is by Friday of the 7th week and the late application deadline for concurrent quarter is by Friday of the 1st week during a school quarter. For specific dates, please refer to DULA's MSOM Academic Calendar.

 

Where to Apply

We are happy to accept applications in various different ways.

Online Application - Click Here

Paper Application - Download Fillable PDF Files Below

 

If you would like to process paper application, please send application materials to:

Dongguk University, Los Angeles
Office of Admissions, MSOM
440 Shatto Place, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90020
 
or
 

 

The Next Steps

Admissions Interview

Once all required documents have been received, an admissions interview will be scheduled on DULA's campus. We strongly encourage you to attend this in-person interview. During the interview, we will look at your qualities of being a valuable practitioner of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, communication ability and passion for learning. If you are not available to come for the in-person interview, you will be provided paper interview instead. Your answers will be reviewed and used for your acceptance. 

Acceptance Notification

You will be notified official admissions committee’s decision within a week of your interview. Once accepted, you will also be provided our school's online system account. 

Registration Counselling

Meet our Academic Advisor to discuss your class registration! It is very important that you plan your resitration ahead for your future academic schedule. You can visit our campus for counselling in person or email about your questionaires. Our Academic Advisor can be reached by email [email protected] or the phone 213) 487-0110.

New Students Orientation

You will be notified of the New Students Orientation date and the time from our Admissions Officer after your acceptance is confirmed. The Orienation normally takes place on the week day of the quarter start and mandatory to start your new path at DULA. There, you will become familar with environment of our school, meet our academic advisors and your future classmates. If you have any curiosities, please bring them into the Orientation! Our staff will kindly response them. Also, it would be a best time to talk to our Financial Aid Officer if you are planning to apply. 

 

Have a Question?

Speak with our Admissions Officer right now! You will be advised admissions inquiries from the beginning to the end. 

Hours of Operation: 9:00am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday.

Phone Number: 213) 487-0110                Fax Number: 213) 487-0527                 Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address:

Dongguk University, Los Angeles
Office of Admissions, MSOM
440 Shatto Place, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90020