A Seventh-day Adventist Organization


Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

A few 2015 doctoral alumni talk about their experience at LLUSPH.

The admissions requirements for the doctoral degree programs described below are in addition to the University admissions requirements. The minimum eligibility requirements for admission to a doctoral degree program include the following:

  • an MPH degree or master’s degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution, with a G.P.A. of 3.5 or above. Applicants with a master’s degree in another field may indicate their relevant training, research experience, or educational background comparable to the MPH.  DrPH applicants who are admitted without an MPH may be required to take additional course work at the graduate level to satisfy MPH core competencies. 
  • Satisfactory performance on G.R.E. or equivalent  is required; scores must have been attained within the last five years.
  • Religious affiliation is not a requirement; but students are expected to adhere to on-campus requirements of modest dress, abstinence from alcohol and smoking, and attendance at weekly chapel, as applicable.

Applicants must satisfy the program-specific admission requirements, including but not limited to prerequisite courses and years of experience. Admissions decisions are based on a review of applicant’s transcripts, written statement and research interest and concept paper, letters of recommendation, GRE scores or equivalent, and interview. Satisfying minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Doctoral degrees are offered for the following concentrations:

Epidemiology DrPH or PhD
Health Education
Health Policy and Leadership
Preventive Care

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