Program Description

The MS in Health Professions Educations degree is designed for health professionals who want to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of student learning in the classroom and clinic.  Loma Linda University offers two degree options as a health professions educator.  Earn a graduate certificate or master's degree and....

  • Enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of student learning in your classroom or clinic
  • Plan more effective learning experiences in the classroom or clinic
  • Enhance your professional writing skills
  • Learn how to write better test questions and evaluate clinical performance with confidence
  • Improve student and peer evaluations of your teaching
  • Develop your skills in academic administration
  • Improve personal leadership skills
  • Gain respect within your field and be recognized by your peers for expertise in health professions education

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Program Length

Varies depending on course load.

Possible Careers

Educator, professor, or teacher in health related fields.

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2024 Feb 5, 2024 Sep 21, 2024

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited institution
  • GRE required for International Students
  • US or international licensure within a recognized health care profession
  • Computer and Internet Access
  • Web capabilities with your system
  • Skype account

Discipline Accrediting Agency

Loma Linda University is institutionally accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.
Integrating faith and health
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

The following estimated cost of attendance is based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. Estimated amounts may vary based on a number of factors. Students may use these estimates when applying for financial aid.

Required Program Costs

Academic Year 2024-2025

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
Year 2
Tuition & Fees $33,606 $11,202
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
$772 $258

Other Educational Costs

Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
Year 2
Living Expense (Food & Housing Allowance)
Students will be assigned one of the following Living Expense Budget Options:
  • On Campus Dorm
  • $11,835 $3,945
  • LLU Owned Rental Property
  • $18,900 $6,300
  • LLU Owned Rental w/ Dependents
  • $19,800 $6,600
  • Undergraduate Dependent w/ Parents
  • $7,200 $2,400
  • Off Campus
  • $18,900 $6,300
    Transportation Allowance $3,150 $1,050
    Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $3,150 $1,050
    Federal Student Loan Fees $217 $211
    Cost of Obtaining Professional License 0 0
    Dependent Care
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request
    Disability-Related Expenses
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request


    The cost of attendance varies from year to year. Please contact the office of Student Finance for up-to-date costs.
    • Estimated amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
    • Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
    • To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.