A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

DrPH in Nutrition

Program Director - Sujatha Rajaram

Units Cost per Unit LLU Quarterly Fee Average Completion Time
96-98 $925 $798

4.5 - 6 years 

2016-2017 DrPH Nutrition Catalog Learn More Apply Now
Student Housing

DrPH Nutrition

The Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) degree in nutrition is designed to provide advanced knowledge, skills, and competencies required to meet the increasing needs of public health nutrition at the doctoral level in the areas of research, academia, programs/policies and leadership. Research emphasis is on the plant based diets in the prevention of chronic diseases, nutritional epidemiology and community nutrition.

The DrPH Nutrition program is designed to strengthen research and teaching skills that better prepare graduates for careers as research scientists in academia, public and private sectors. Graduates may also serve in leadership positions developing nutrition programs and disseminating nutrition knowledge to communities. Possible jobs in academia, research, community and public health nutrition organizations.


The expertise of the faculty researchers in the field of vegetarian nutrition makes Loma Linda one of a kind.

–Lap T. Le, DrPH Nutrition candidate


Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the DrPH degree in Nutrition, you will be able to:

• Contribute to the theory and practice of public health nutrition.

• Apply for funding to conduct research studies, design and implement a nutrition research project.

• Demonstrate the ability to produce scientific papers and presentations.

• Demonstrate effective leadership skills.