Dongguk University Los Angeles is institutionally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).
Dongguk University Los Angeles and its Master of Acupuncture program with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization delivered in English, Chinese and Korean languages [currently named Master of Science in Oriental Medicine] are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).
Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAOM Directory.
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; www.acaom.org
Dongguk University Los Angeles has voluntarily suspended enrolling students in the Master of Acupuncture program with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization delivered in Chinese language and ACAOM has placed the program on “inactive” status. During the period of inactivity, the program maintains the current accredited status.
The Dongguk University Los Angeles advanced practice doctoral (DAOM) program has been granted pre-accreditation status by ACAOM. The University has voluntarily ceased enrolling students in the DAOM program after 01 April 2020 and has instituted an ACAOM-approved teachout plan for all currently enrolled students. During the teach-out period, the program maintains the current pre-accredited status.
The Dongguk University Los Angeles professional doctoral (DATM) program, 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.
The DATM program is eligible for ACAOM accreditation, and Dongguk University Los Angeles is currently in the process of seeking ACAOM pre-accreditation/accreditation for the program. However, Dongguk University Los Angeles can provide no assurance that pre-accreditation or accreditation will be granted by ACAOM.