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LLU SPH is proud to be a SOPHAS participating school. SOPHAS accepts applications and supporting documents on behalf of Loma Linda University School of Public Health. Visit the SOPHAS FAQ for more information.

To apply, create a SOPHAS account, complete the online SOPHAS application form, select Loma Linda University, and choose your program of study.

You will need the following materials when applying:

  • Three letters of recommendation – At least one should be from a professor who knows your academic work. Please do not ask a relative or friend. Recommendation forms can be prepared online.
  • Personal statement – Follow the instructions on SOPHAS.
  • Official academic records/transcripts – Please request these from all post-secondary schools you have attended, to be submitted directly to SOPHAS.
  • Request GRE or equivalent - scores to be directly submitted to SOPHAS

Loma Linda University will accept all official documents submitted to SOPHAS, with one exception: official transcripts. We do not need official transcripts until your application has been reviewed by the Admissions Committee and you have been accepted (International applicants who must have ALL requirements received before acceptance). For admissions decisions, we will work with the documents you provided for SOPHAS.

After we have made an admissions decision and you have received a “letter of acceptability” letting you know that your application was successful, it will be time to request official academic records/transcripts from all educational institutions you attended since high school. Ask your university/college to send the record or transcript directly to:

Loma Linda University
Admissions Processing
11139 Anderson Street
Loma Linda, CA 92350, USA

  • Once we have received all official documents, you will have completed the application process.

International Students

International students are required to have their credentials translated and evaluated by an independent evaluation service. Follow the instructions on the SOPHAS FAQ webpage, for additional information regarding LLUH's requirements visit the International Academic Transcripts page.

Complete the LLU Supplemental Application

Once your application has been reviewed and verified by SOPHAS, it will then be forwarded to the school's you have designated. Once your application is received from SOPHAS, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to the supplemental application from Loma Linda University.

When you open the Supplemental Application, you will find it is populated with the information you provided for SOPHAS. Check the application carefully and complete the new fields.

An application fee of $50 (US) is required.

Distance Education

Distance Education – View the states authorizing Loma Linda University online students and the applicable requirements on the Educational Effectiveness page.


MPH programs

Rolling admissions each quarter.Contact our admissions office with questions.

International students

Summer – April 13
Fall – July 20
Winter – October 27
Spring – January 25

MBA program

Fall term start only

Doctoral programs

Fall – February 15

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the School of Public Health Office of Admissions and Academic Records at 909-558-1600 extension 88776 or via admissions.sph@llu.edu.