Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine

Doctor of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Our History

The roots of Dongguk University Los Angeles (DULA) began in 1976 at Dr. Hong’s clinic in Koreatown, LA. Encouraged by his patients who wished to learn more about this healing art, Dr. Hongo took the initial steps toward his goal of combining research and educational pursuits, with the provision of charitable health services to the surrounding community. The clinic grew into Royal University of America. In January 1997, Dongguk University Korea, a prestigious school in South Korea, joined with Royal University. In 2009, the university was rededicated as Dongguk University Los Angeles at its 30th anniversary celebration.

Our Mission

Explore and embody the principles and practices of traditional East Asian medicine. Develop a community of skilled medical practitioners. Provide accessible heath care services to the local community. We are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, clinical training, and developing highly skilled medical practitioners.

beyond medicine

A Letter from the President

Welcome to Dongguk University!

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Dongguk University Los Angeles (DULA). The rich history of this extraordinary institution is marked by academic excellence and innovation. We have more than 1,800 alumni worldwide and with many proud traditions. Chief among these is a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning that fosters the success of all students—including working adults and lifelong learners of all kinds.

DULA offers a strong foundation of academics and the intimacy of a small college. With an outstanding academic program and faculty members on the leading edge of their fields, students from around the globe turn to DULA for a world-class education in acupuncture and oriental medicine, thereby making the school a truly multicultural community.


Seung-Deok Lee, KMD (Korea), PhD (Korea), L.Ac.
President and CEO

COVID-19 Notice

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, access to DULA campus is currently limited only to “essential” employees. Currently DULA has issued DULA Covid-19 Prevention Plan which serves as the initial guideline for all DULA staff, faculty and students. The overall guideline for health and safety is planned in several phases. Once all phases are completed, the complete guideline will be published to all DULA staff, faculty and students. All academic activity at DULA is currently offered via distance learning. Further updates will be informed to DULA community when available.

DULA Covid-19 Prevention Plan
DULA Covid-19 OMC Clinic Safety Plan
CDC: COVID-19 Cases in U.S.
CDC: If You are Sick or Caring for Someone

The Korea Daily: Koreatown’s #1 Newspaper

“DULA managed COVID-19 superbly by providing online education and telehealth” — The Korea Daily

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