Program Description

The aim of this program is to prepare Doctor of Public Health degree graduates for career options that include public health practice, teaching, and epidemiological research.

The curriculum is planned on an individual basis. Details depend upon the student’s interest and academic needs, the program requirements, and the nature of the proposed research program. The student is expected to gain relevant teaching experience as part of the training.

The program ordinarily consists of sixteen quarters (i.e., 4 years). Students are responsible for gaining the commitment of an appropriate faculty member to serve as their research mentor.

Program Length

3-5 years

Possible Careers

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.


  • 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.