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Chicago College of Oriental Medicine and its following programs are accredited by the

Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (ACAHM):

(1) Master of Acupuncture

(2) Master of Acupuncture with a Chinese herbal medicine specialization


Temporary federal flexibilities with respect to institutional eligibility for distance education related to the

COVID-19 national emergency expired on 7 October 2023. The programs listed above are not accredited

by ACAHM to offer courses via distance education beyond 7 October 2023.


ACAHM does not accredit any programs at the undergraduate/bachelor level.


Accreditation status and notes may be viewed on the ACAHM Directory.


ACAHM is recognized by the United States Department of Education as the specialized accreditation agency for institutions/programs preparing acupuncture practitioners. ACAHM is located at 500 Lake Street, Suite 204, Excelsior, Minnesota 55331; phone 952/212-2434;


Public Disclosure Statement Effective as of 28 February 2024.



The Chicago College of Oriental Medicine (CCOM) has been granted authorization by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) to grant the “Master of Science in Acupuncture” and the “Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine”.

Questions about the college’s approval and/or licensure status may be directed to the following agencies:

Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza #333
Springfield, IL 62701

312-368-0900 Directions Contact/Schedule