Program Description

The MPH in Population Medicine (online and on-campus) provides the public health core foundation, plus intermediate training in epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical preventive services and chronic and infectious diseases. It complements an existing career in patient care, such as medicine or dentistry, for an expanded understanding of health on a population level. The program is offered both on campus and online.

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Program Length

1.5 to 2 years (6 to 8 quarters)

Possible Careers

Physician leader, Research Analyst, Researcher, Population Health manager

Application Deadlines

There are currently no published application deadlines.

Admissions Requirements

A health-care-related degree (Bachelor's or master's degree with two years of postgraduate, direct patient-care experience (e.g., nursing, social work, dental hygiene, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology) or acceptance into or completion of clinical practice-related doctoral degree program (e.g., M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.N.P., D.P.T., Pharm.D.). Must have completed at least two years in a clinical program., transcripts from all universities attended, three letters of reference, and official GRE scores (note: if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.2 or higher, the GRE requirement can be waived).


Anatomy and/or physiology (one course) and Behavioral science (one course)

Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2022-2023

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Tuition $24,651 $26,477
Fees $3,820 $7,472
Books & Supplies $480 $680
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $28,951 $34,629


Expected costs for the 2022-2023 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2022-2023, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Months enrolled 12 12
Room & Board $19,980 $19,980
Transportation $3,840 $3,840
Personal Expenses $3,000 $3,000


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.