Programs at the LLU School of Public Health

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Master's Degree Programs

MPH - Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program is designed to provide broad preparation in the fundamentals of public health, while offering opportunity for specialization in interest areas.

The degree is offered with major concentrations in:

Second major concentrations can be added in addition to the primary major.

MHA - Master of Healthcare Administration

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program is designed to develop the management and administrative skills of those involved in the public and private health care industries.

The MHA degree provides a broad understanding of health care management and hands-on experience in applying learned principles. The program is designed for those whose professional objective is a career in health care management. The program features a residency period that provides experience in a health care organization.

Graduates are prepared for careers at upper administrative levels in health care organizations – including hospitals, public agencies, health-care networks, group practices, long-term care, and managed care.

MS - Master of Science in Nutrition

The Master of Science degree in nutrition is offered to meet the specific needs of those who desire advanced training in nutritional sciences. The MS degree in nutrition aims to:

  • Provide a basic science approach to understanding advanced areas in human nutrition
  • Enhance research skills by developing or applying advanced laboratory techniques in human nutrition research

More information about these areas of specialization can be found in the Biostatistics and Nutrition program sections of the University Catalog.

Doctoral Degree Programs

DrPH - Doctor of Public Health

Our Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) programs train you for leadership positions in public health practice in health care systems, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and community settings. This competency-based curriculum provides advanced public health education and offers a specific focus within concentrations. Applied practice and integrated learning experiences address the foundational and concentration specific doctoral competencies. 

Enrollment is available on a full or part-time basis; however students must advance to candidacy within 3 years of entering the program and complete the program within 5 years. Majors are available in:

PhD - Doctor of Philosophy

Our Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programs train individuals for careers in scientific research and/or teaching at universities, in governmental agencies, industry and private organizations. The PhD curriculum provides advanced didactic training in a specific discipline, develops students' critical thinking and research skills to conduct independent research and enhances written and oral communication to the scientific community for the advancement of the field through dissertation and peer-reviewed publications. 

Enrollment is available on a full or part-time basis; however students must advance to candidacy within 3 years of entering the program and complete the program within 5 years. Majors are available in:

Online Education

Master's and Doctoral degrees offered online

We offer a number of opportunities at the Master’s level completely online. If you choose to study at Loma Linda, we have hybrid courses that allow you to learn online while taking advantage of all the extras our campus has to offer.

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