NESA offers two Master's degree programs to choose from - with multiple track options available – so you can tailor the program to match your interests.

Students choosing to focus their studies on acupuncture alone earn a Master's in Acupuncture (MAc) degree. Those electing to study acupuncture in combination with Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) earn a Master's in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) degree.

All students complete a core curriculum based on study of medical theory, diagnostic and treatment skills of Traditional Chinese Medicine. At the end of the first year, students may elect to focus on Chinese Acupuncture Studies (CAS), or add concentrations in Japanese Acupuncture Styles (JAS) and/or CHM. 

The Pain Management track provides an opportunity to earn dual Master's degrees from NESA and Tufts University School of Medicine. The innovative Tufts program in Pain Research Education and Policy (PREP) trains pain specialists to be well-prepared to meet the challenges of managing patients’ chronic pain.

Students are able to choose the curriculum that best matches their interests, talents, and available resources. All students complete extensive internship components in their program, including observing practitioners and treating patients. Internships are also available in a number of biomedical partner facilities in the Greater Worcester area as well as in the NESA Teaching Center.