Public Health is at the heart of the mission of Loma Linda University Health (LLUH). The school of public health, founded in 1967, continues to be the hub for public health initiatives at LLUH, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian organization. Our commitment to our students is an exceptional learning experience that instills confidence and skills that shape leaders in public health and beyond.
LLUH’s mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, “To make man whole.” We believe wholeness is the harmonious relationship that exists when healthy individuals are able to thrive in resilient communities supported by sustainable systems of health. We prepare our students to view public health challenges from a global lens and with an eye on equity. Match your passion and drive with a hands on learning experience through our master’s and doctoral programs.
Programs (areas of study)
Find the program that best fits you! Program options include Master of Science (MS), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
The public health concentrations we offer are as follows:
- Biostatistics (MPH)
- Environmental & Occupational Health (MPH)
- Epidemiology (MPH, DrPH, PhD)
- Global Health (MPH)
- Health Education (MPH, DrPH)
- Health Policy and Leadership (MPH, DrPH)
- Lifestyle Medicine (MPH)
- Nutrition (MS, MPH, DrPH)
- Population Medicine (MPH)
- Preventive Care (DrPH)
- Health care Administration (MBA)
We are the only school of public health in the country that offers an MBA in Health Care Administration. If you’re a working professional, our MBA degree incorporates time spent in a management or business setting toward degree requirements. With our online offerings, you can learn around your busy schedules. Our online programs include the MPH and DrPH in Health Education, MPH in Population Medicine, and MPH in Lifestyle Medicine.
The LLU School of Public Health is partnered with the Peace Corps for our Master’s International Program (MIP) and Fellows/USA programs. MPH/MIP students complete coursework on the Loma Linda campus in one of seven majors at LLUSPH before entering the Peace Corps to fulfill the field experience requirement. If you are a returning Peace Corps volunteer, you are eligible to enter the Fellows/USA program where you can gain credit for your overseas experiences.
Faculty – Public health professionals who back up their scholastic teaching with real-world experience teach our programs. At LLUSPH there is approximately one faculty for every 10 students in our programs.
Local and Global – Take your passion all over the world. We belong to an international network of 29 hospitals and clinics in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Locally, in San Bernardino, CA, we offer opportunities with programs, projects, centers, and active grants for students to gain practical experience in the field of public health.
Career Services – LLUSPH recognizes that education is a means to an end. Our career center offers workshops on topics ranging from how to use professional software, writing a lit review, plagiarism and abstracts that get read. The career center also offers help on resumes, cover letters, interview skills, how to dress, and everything you need to know in and outside of the classroom.
Interdisciplinary – We are right next to the Loma Linda University Medical Center, a world class teaching hospital and 8 schools including Nursing, Pharmacy, Religion, Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine and Public Health. The close proximity to other schools and professions, all within walking distance, offers many opportunities for collaboration.
Start Today – Start the application process now. There has never been a better time to join and grow the field of public health.
MPH | MS – rolling admissions MBA | DrPH | PhD – fall enrollment only
Loma Linda University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. LLUSPH is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and is a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). We’re the only accredited Christian school of Public Health in the state of California.
To get more information about LLU School of Public Health’s programs, please fill out the form (on right or left) or call (909) 558-8776 to speak to an admissions counselor.