Study At THSU and Zhejiang Chinese Medical University

Texas Health and Science University is very proud to be the first University in the United States to be able to offer full dual degree programs at the Master level. Because our MSAOM curriculum is very similar to those used in China, THSU was selected by Zhejiang Chinese Medical University as a partner school in 2011.

Students interested in the Dual Degree program must first be accepted by THSU before enrolling in the dual degree program.  The dual degree program is being administered jointly by THSU and the International Education College (IEC) at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Zhejiang, China.  Students who are interested in the Dual Degree may enroll at Texas Health and Science University in any trimester, and enroll at Zhejiang to start in the fall trimester.

During their first program year, dual-degree students in the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program will go to China for two weeks to observe and study Tui Na. They will then return to THSU and complete the trimester normally. During the second year of the program, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University will send an instructor to THSU to teach and advise the dual-degree students.

Students will progress through the THSU MSAOM program, complete all required coursework and clinic internship components, and upon graduation from THSU, defend a thesis and a complete a one-month internship at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University Hospital. If successful, the student will receive a Medical Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Tui Na from Zhejiang, upon completion of all required elements.

Non-Chinese citizens, of good moral character and in good health, may apply to this program.  The cost is $10,000, not including transportation, room and board, instructional materials, and health insurance, in addition to the standard tuition at THSU.  Other required items include a resume’, application form, notarized copy of the highest academic degree certificate or graduation diploma, and transcript or pre-graduation certificate, 5 two-inch photos, recommendation letters from two professors, and a research plan.  The IEC will finalize the enrolled students by evaluating the application documents and Physical Examination Form for Foreigners document.  The Admission Notice and Visa Application for Study in China (JW202 Form) will be sent to the applicants enrolled by IEC.  Applicants apply for X visa with admission notice and JW202 form at the Chinese embassy or consulate in the home country.