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FAQ

Frequently asked questions

How much is tuition at SBU?

See our tuition and fees page to find estimated costs for each program,

What are the admission requirements for entering into the MSAOM or DAOM degree program?

Visit the admissions requirements page for the MSAOM degree program and the admissions requirements page for the DAOM degree program.

What is the length of the MSAOM Degree Program?

The allowed time for any student to complete the MSAOM degree program is sixteen (16) quarters or four (4) calendar years. This is the normal academic track length of time. Students must be enrolled in an average of twelve (12) units each quarter in order to meet the stated time frame and the South Baylo University regulation on Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). The maximum program length for the MSAOM program is twenty-four (24) quarters or six (6) calendar years.

What is the length of the DAOM degree program?

The allowed time for any student to complete the DAOM degree program is twelve (12) quarters or three (3) calendar years. This is the normal academic track length of time. Students must be enrolled in an average of 8 to 12 units each quarter in order to meet the stated time frame and the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). The maximum program length for the DAOM program is sixteen (16) quarters or four (4) calendar years.

Is financial aid assistance available for students?

Yes. Financial aid assistance is available to qualified students in the form of scholarships, Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Federal Direct Loans. 

What is required to obtain a license to practice acupuncture?

The California Acupuncture Board issues licenses and regulates the profession according to the Acupuncture Licensure Act, which identifies acupuncture as a primary health care profession.
A graduate of SBU is eligible to sit for the Licensure Examination conducted by the California Acupuncture Board, provided the graduate has met all licensing requirements.

For other states, a graduate is recommended to contact the appropriate state licensing agency for specific licensing requirements.

What can I expect regarding clinic experience?

The University offers 960 instructional hours dedicated to patient care and management during the clinical internship program to prepare interns for future private practice as primary health care providers.  Under the supervision of licensed clinical faculty members, students diagnose and treat patients with a broad array of health concerns enabling the students to become proficient in  patient care.

What is the English Language Competency Requirement?

English language competency is required of all students seeking admission to the MSAOM or DAOM program. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:

1. The student must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate- or graduate-level, English-based education in an institution:

a) accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or
b) in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, or Ireland.
In all cases, English must have been both the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used;

 

2.Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT)
Acceptable scores: TOEFL iBT total score 80; or

 

3.International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Acceptable scores:IELTS overall band score 6.5 (Academic Format)
Does SBU offer student housing?

SBU does not offer student housing. We provide off-campus housing information as a courtesy to prospective students. For more information, please contact the Student Services Coordinator at studentservices@southbaylo.edu

What are scholarship available to students?

Visit the scholarship page to fidn types of scholarship.

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