Program Description

The DrPH in Health Education is for those who are interested in advancing to leadership roles in departments of public health in local, state, national, or international settings; in university and other academic settings; and in the field of public health research and consultation. This program is designed for applicants with minimal or no experience, as well as applicants with two years or more experience (teaching, research, publications, etc,).

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Program Length

3 - 5 Years

Possible Careers

University Professor, County Health Director, Grant Manager

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the entrance requirements for all Dr.P.H. degrees, each applicant to the Dr.P.H. degree program must have:

  1. M.P.H. degree in health education, health behavior, or health promotion; or a master's degree in a health-related field preferred
  2. Postmaster's degree work experience preferred
  3. Transcripts from all universities attended
  4. Three letters of reference
  5. Official GRE scores (scores in the 40th percentile and above in each of the three test sections is considered competitive)
  6. GPA of 3.5 or higher


Social science (two courses, which may include psychology, sociology, or cultural anthropology)
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 2023-2024

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Tuition $30,000 $33,000 $4,000
Books & Supplies $2,000 $500
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms) $348 $392 $392
Total $32,348 $33,892 $4,392


Expected costs for the 2023-2024 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 2023-2024, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Months enrolled 9 12 12
Food and Housing $17,280 $23,040 $23,040
Transportation $3,150 $4,200 $4,200
Miscellaneous Personal Costs $2,700 $3,600 $3,600


  • 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.