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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 expire on 7 October 2023.

The program(s) 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.

ACAHM’s accreditation does not include participation by the institution in Title IV, HEA federal student financial aid programs.

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 21 May 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

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