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New England School of Acupuncture at MCPHS

Driving the Pace of Acupuncture Education and Practice Since 1975

As the nation’s first professional school for the field of acupuncture, we have helped lead as a National Institutes of Health-supported Developmental Center for Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Massachusetts’ Only Accredited Acupuncture Programs

The New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is perennially ranked as one of the country’s best schools for acupuncture. Our students, scholars, and industry partners are at the forefront of integrative healthcare at leading hospitals, community health centers, and our own state-of-the-art NESA Acupuncture Treatment Center.

The Foundation of MCPHS Acupuncture

At NESA, our students train in some of the country’s top clinical settings and learn to collaborate with students from other health-science fields.

Integrative Clinical Training

Patient care starts during the first weeks of class. A wide range of clinical settings in world-renowned hospitals, health centers, and on the MCPHS campus ensure state-of-the-art hands-on learning.

Interprofessional Education

The unrivaled diversity of health-science fields at MCPHS enables our students to collaborate across disciplines with peers in Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Imaging, and Optometry.

Stats and Facts

MCPHS adds up to be a strategic choice for a career in acupuncture.


in New England

College Factual 2022 ranking based on overall quality and cost

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flexible degree options

master’s, doctoral, advanced graduate certificate, and undergraduate pathways



patient treatments

delivered annually at our on-campus NESA Acupuncture Treatment Center

Unlocking the Body’s Healing Potential

In Episode 8 of MCPHS Bicentennial Podcast, The Secret to Living to 200, Dr. Maria Broderick shares why she believes integrative medicine is the future of healthcare.
Maria Broderick

Inside the MCPHS Acupuncture Experience

Hear from our students and their professors about the benefits of our closely mentored, student-centered program structure and our integrative, patient-centered approach.
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News & Features

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Acupuncture Leaders with a Passion for Teaching

At MCPHS, cutting-edge scholarship and professional affiliations go hand in hand with instruction and mentoring.


Dennis Moseman

Dean, New England School of Acupuncture

New England School of Acupuncture

Amy Hull

Amy Hull

Associate Dean, New England School of Acupuncture, Professor

New England School of Acupuncture


Stephen Cina

Assistant Professor

New England School of Acupuncture

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