world class facilities
Dongguk University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, clinical training, and developing highly skilled medical practitioners
transfer Students – Apply to the MSOM program if you already have a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree. The minimum requirement is 90 quarter units or 60 semester units of general education at the Baccalaureate level of education. A background in Oriental Medicine or Western Medicine is not required.
international focus – our students come from across the globe. Classes are taught in English, Korean & Chinese.
the leader in acupuncture and oriental medicine
Dongguk University Los Angeles
oriental medical center – our clinic serves as an important and affordable source of medical care for the surrounding community
herbal pharmacy – providing students with hands-on experience in formula writing and preparation
- esteemed faculty – Dongguk hosts a number of internationally recognized doctors
the premier evidence-based integrative healthcare university
Evidence-based, outcomes-focused, academically rigorous curriculum is enhanced with innovative learning strategies and clinical experiences
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) granted Dongguk University of Los Angeles and its Master’s of Oriental Medicine programs (in English, Chinese, and Korean) continuing accreditation for a period of seven (7) years, effective 12 August 2017.
DULA offers clinical training and residency opportunities in an integrative and inter-professional environment
The roots of the university began in 1976 when Dr. Hongo began teaching in his clinic in Koreatown, Los Angeles. The clinic grew into the Royal University of America that supported the surrounding community by providing charitable health services. In 1997, one of Korea’s top universities, Dongguk University founded by the Jogye Buddhist order, joined forces with Royal University and the school was rededicated as Dongguk University Los Angeles
Welcome to Dongguk University Los Angeles
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Dongguk University Los Angeles (DULA). The rich history of this extraordinary institution is marked by academic excellence and innovation. We have more than 1,800 alumni worldwide and with many proud traditions. Chief among these is a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning that fosters the success of all students—including working adults and lifelong learners of all kinds.
DULA offers a strong foundation of academics and the intimacy of a small college. With an outstanding academic program and faculty members on the leading edge of their fields, students from around the globe turn to DULA for a world-class education in acupuncture and oriental medicine, thereby making the school a truly multicultural community.
Seung-Deok Lee, KMD (Korea), PhD (Korea), L.Ac.
President and CEO
- Advanced acupuncture techniques offered in Master Tung, Sasang Constitutional Medicine, Tissue-Based Systematic Acupuncture (TBSA), and other advanced traditional Korean Medicine modalities.
- Our program is flexible and affordable.
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Walk-in counseling is available
9 month program
Meet once a month, for 4 days
- Enrollment is open each month
- Study with acclaimed scholar-practitioners.
- Expand your knowledge of integrated approaches to patient care.
- A research capstone is not required to complete the program.
- Acquire advanced skills in Cosmetic and Anti-Aging Acupuncture.
DULA Notice on COVID-19
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, access to DULA campus is currently limited only to “essential” employees. Currently DULA has issued DULA Covid-19 Prevention Plan which serves as the initial guideline for all DULA staff, faculty and students. The overall guideline for health and safety is planned in several phases. Once all phases are completed, the complete guideline will be published to all DULA staff, faculty and students. All academic activity at DULA is currently offered via distance learning. Further updates will be informed to DULA community when available.
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