Program Description

Upon completion of this degree, the student should be able to: Apply health care knowledge in economic analysis and policy. Understand organizational structure and governance in addition to equitable and effective human resource policies. Apply principles of health care finance. Apply principles of managerial accounting in health care. Employ market research towards strategic planning in health care. Employ quality improvement processes in health care operations management. Understand technology that supports the practice, research, and decision making in health care.

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Program Length

2 years (7 quarters)

Possible Careers

Practice Administrator, Marketing Director, CEO, Manager of Physician Practice

Admissions Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution, with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or above. 
  • The GRE is not required for applicants who meet the admissions criteria. If an applicant does not meet the minimum GPA requirements, the GRE is required in order for the application to be considered. For prospective students who wish to strengthen their application, GRE scores can be submitted as an option, but it is not required. GRE scores must have been attained within the last five years. 
  • Applicant may be interviewed by the program director and/or faculty. 
  • Religious affiliation is not a requirement, but students are expected to adhere to on-campus requirements of modest dress, abstinence from alcohol and smoking, and attendance at weekly chapel. 
  • Applicants must satisfy the program-specific admission requirements, including but not limited to pre-requisite courses, license requirements and years of experience. Admissions decisions are based on a review of the applicant’s transcripts, written statement, letters of recommendation, G.R.E. or equivalent scores, and interview (if necessary). Satisfying minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Prerequisites

Microeconomics
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
9
Year 2
12
Tuition & Fees $36,655 $43,490
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
$1,338 $1,473

Other Educational Costs

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

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
9
Year 2
12
Living Expense (Food & Housing Allowance)
Students will be assigned one of the following Living Expense Budget Options:
  • On Campus Dorm
  • $11,835 $15,780
  • LLU Owned Rental Property
  • $18,900 $25,200
  • LLU Owned Rental w/ Dependents
  • $19,800 $26,400
  • Undergraduate Dependent w/ Parents
  • $7,200 $9,600
  • Off Campus
  • $18,900 $25,200
    Transportation Allowance $3,150 $4,200
    Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $3,150 $4,200
    Federal Student Loan Fees $1,625 $2,142
    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

    Notes

    • 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.