Application Process

Veterinarians and current veterinary students, who have completed at least a minimum of 10 credit hours at a college of veterinary medicine, are eligible to apply to the MS-TCVM. Applicants to the MS-TCVM program must provide the following documents: 

  1. Official transcripts of your earned Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent, or official transcripts of your earned bachelor’s degree and a copy of your current veterinary school identification; Veterinary students must also submit their veterinary school official transcripts as proof of enrollment;  
  2. One letter of recommendation from a former professor, peer, or employer; 
  3. Copy of your driver’s license (or passport). 
  4. The completed application form
  5. $70 required application fee and $50 program registration fee.

Chi University reviews applicants’ admissions documents to determine whether collectively, if enrolled, students are a good fit for the master’s degree program and align with their academic goals. Following a comprehensive review, applicants are notified whether they are accepted into the degree program. If a candidate would like to interview the school, she or he should contact the Admissions Department at or call 1-800-860-1543 to schedule an appointment. In addition to a campus tour, appointments with faculty members and class visits may be arranged. 

International Applicants

International applicants for whom English is a secondary language must demonstrate competency in written and spoken English, as evidenced by a score of at least 530 on the TOEFL (paper-based test) or 71 on the internet-based test (iBT), a minimum of 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or a 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report. An international applicant may be exempt if: 

  1. Applicant earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an institution where the primary language for learning was English, or
  2. Applicant is a citizen of an English-speaking country.

International students, whose transcripts are not in English, are also required to have their transcripts translated and evaluated by an NACES recognized organization prior to submission. Official transcripts and the original evaluation documents must be mailed directly to Chi University for review.

Experiential Credits Policy

Updated 9/9/2019, takes effect beginning on Jan. 1, 2020 for student admitted starting with Spring 2020.

A maximum of 9 credit hours (25% of total credits) can be awarded to the MS-TCVM for prior experiential learning at time of admission, for well-documented learning. Recognized learning experiences include:   

  • 9 credit hours towards MS0110, MS0120, MS0130 if an applicant has obtained a CVA certificate from Chi University, IVAS , or equivalent (copy of certificate and transcripts required) 
  • Up to 9 credit hours towards MS0205, MS0210, MS0220, MS0230, MS0240, MS0250 (choose 4 of MS0210, MS0220, MS0230, MS0240, MS0250) if an applicant has obtained a CVCH certificate from Chi University, or equivalent (copy of certificate and transcripts required) 
  • 1.5 credit hours towards MS0310 if an applicant has obtained a CVFT certificate from Chi University (copy of certificate and transcripts required) 
  • 2.5 credit hours towards MS0330 and MS0350 if an applicant has obtained a CVTP certificate from Chi University (copy of certificate and transcripts required) 
  • 3 credit hours towards MS0270 if an applicant has obtained a CTPEP certificate from Chi University (copy of certificate and transcripts required)  
Chi CE Student Tuition Discount

Chi University offers a Chi CE Student Tuition Discount to students who have completed CE courses at the Institute that correspond in content to the master’s program courses. Students who enroll in the master’s program will be required to complete these master’s level courses, but the tuition for the course(s) will be discounted by the amount the student previously paid for the CE course version(s)  for up to 18 MS credits (or up to 9 MS credits for those enrolling in Spring 2020 or later). The discount amount for each course will be applied in the term the course is charged and scheduled to be completed.


Chi University Course CE MS
  • Small Animal
  • Equine
  • Mixed Practice
 Chinese Herbal Fundamental Knowledge  X X
 Herbal Medicine
  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Liver
  • Kidney
  • Dermatology
 Food Therapy  X X
 Basic Tui-na X X
 Advanced Tui-na: Refinement X X
 TCVM Advanced Diagnostics, Classical Points and Advanced Acupuncture
  • Canine
  • Equine
 Business Management X X
 Integrative Neurology X X
 Evidence Based Acupuncture
 TCVM Palliative and End-of-Life Care X X

The Chi University’s Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Program (MS-TCVM) is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Additional information regarding Chi University may be obtained by contacting the Commission for Independent Education, Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888)224-6684.

DEAC Accredited.

The Distance Education. Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Transferability of Credits

The transferability of credits earned at the school is at the complete discretion of a school to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree you earn is also at the complete discretion of the school to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits and/or certificate you earn at the Chi University are not accepted by the school to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that school. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this school will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting a school to which you may seek to transfer before attending to determine if your credits/certificate will transfer. 

Students can transfer in up to 50% of MS-TCVM program credits through a combination of credits earned at an outside institution or credit earned through non-degree seeking (NDS) status. Students requesting transfer credits to be evaluated must submit a Request for Transfer Credit Approval form to the Admissions Office prior to the start of the first semester. Transfer credits will be evaluated upon the receipt of official transcripts, and only transfer credit evaluations performed by Chi University and approved by the President are final. Students will be notified of the credits accepted for transfer prior to the end of their first semester.  A student may receive transfer credits, provided:

  • The student earned a “B” or higher in the course from an accredited institution, within the past 5 years, and
  • The course is determined equivalent in both content and degree level to a required Chi course within the student’s program of study.
  • The total of all credits awarded for transfer/NDS is not more than 50% of the total program credits.
  • A student may appeal the credits accepted for transfer through the grievance procedure.    
Non-Discrimination Policy

Chi University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Name: Mrs. Yanru Zhao, MS, Chief Financial Officer
Address: Chi University
           9650 W Hwy 318, Reddick, FL 32686

1-800-860-1543 ext. 104 

The Chi University complies with anti-discrimination policies of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulations.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

This Act (ADA) was enacted to extend to otherwise qualified individuals full access to all aspects of public accommodation, including education. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The Chi University’s facilities have been designed with accommodations for the physically disabled. The ADA is a positive piece of legislation and Chi University readily complies with all of its provisions. To prevent discrimination, educational services must:

  1. Be provided in an “integrated setting” if possible;
  2. Make “reasonable accommodations” unless a modification would result in an undue hardship to the institution or a fundamental alteration of the services provided;
  3. Furnish auxiliary aids and services when necessary;
  4. Remove architectural and structural communication barriers in existing facilities when readily achievable;
  5. Provide readers, note-takers and tutors as required.

The Chi University is not required to provide:

  1. Personal devices such as wheelchairs;
  2. Individually prescribed devices (e.g., glasses, hearing aids);
  3. Services of a personal nature (e.g., assistance in eating, dressing or toileting).

    Extra charges to cover accommodation may not be made. All individuals involved in recruiting, training and serving students must ensure that students be admitted, trained and serviced equally with no discrimination for disabilities. All efforts should be made to find cost effective ways of accommodating students with disabilities. Applicants and students who are disabled should contact the Student Administration Office for a request for accommodations form. All completed forms should be returned directly to Lisa Trevisanello, Academic and Administrative Director, by mail (9650 W. Highway 318, Reddick, FL 32686) or email ( 
    In addition to submitting a request for accommodation form, students will also be required to submit appropriate supporting documentation so that the institute can determine suitable and reasonable on-site and online accommodations to fit their needs. 
Conditional Admission

Students applying for admission to the master’s program may be conditionally admitted if all the required documentation has been received, except for official transcript. Students admitted under a conditional status may register for course in their initial term of admission only not to exceed 12 credit hours. Students must submit all missing documents to complete their application prior to the end of the first term or they will be withdrawn and no MS credit will be given. To register for subsequent terms, students must be unconditionally admitted to the graduate program. Students conditionally accepted are not eligible for any form of financial assistance, and students withdrawn for failure to supply required documents are responsible for all tuition and fees costs.
Non-degree Seeking Course Enrollment

Veterinarians and veterinary students wishing to earn Master’s credit may do so by enrolling as a Non-Degree Seeking (NDS) Student in a master’s level course. Applicants interested in enrolling in a Master level course must demonstrate they meet admissions criteria for enrolling in the Master program, and must meet all course pre-requisite requirements.  Single course attendance is subject to course and seat availability.

All NDS Students must submit the following documentation prior to registering for a graduate level course:

1. Official academic transcripts of your earned Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent, or official transcripts of your earned Bachelor’s degree and a photocopy of
    your current veterinary school identification;
2. Photocopy of a Government issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport);
3. Sign and execute an Enrollment agreement for the Master’s level course.

International NDS students must also provide the following:

1. demonstration of competency in written and spoken English, as evidenced by a score of at least 550 on the TOEFL exam or by passing a recognized international equivalent
    exam. An international student may be exempt if:

  • The applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an institution in an English-speaking country, or
  • If the applicant is a citizen of an English-speaking country. 

2. International Students, whose transcripts are not in English, are also required to have their transcripts translated and evaluated by an NACES recognized firm.