Program Description

Leadership is about the future, about creating opportunities, hope and a sense of purpose. The Doctor of Public Health degree in health policy and leadership at Loma Linda University provides a wonderful opportunity to serve at the very heart of the intersection of leadership and policy. Indeed, the rapidly changing health and health care landscapes—marked by significant health disparities and varied challenges—demands a diversity of leadership talents. Thus, coursework addresses leadership and management issues, community engagement and advocacy, policy analysis and development, and ethics and research methods. Furthermore, the curriculum requires hands-on practical experience and a substantive project which addresses a leadership or policy problem. The program’s goal is preparing graduates for success in leadership positions which have a major influence on health-related policies and programs.

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Program Length

3 - 5 years

Possible Careers

University professors, positions requiring leadership, scholarship, effective communication, systems thinking and community building, mid-level positions within private and government health care organizations, health-related non-profits

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. Three to five years of health related work experience
  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
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
Year 3
12
Tuition & Fees $26,710 $24,680 $4,180
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
$1,800 0 0

Other Educational Costs

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

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
9
Year 2
12
Year 3
12
Living Expense (Food & Housing Allowance)
Students will be assigned one of the following Living Expense Budget Options:
  • On Campus Dorm
  • $10,800 $14,400 $14,400
  • LLU Owned Rental Property
  • $17,280 $23,040 $23,040
  • LLU Owned Rental w/ Dependents
  • $18,180 $24,240 $24,240
  • Undergraduate Dependent w/ Parents
  • $6,480 $8,640 $8,640
  • Off Campus
  • $17,280 $23,040 $23,040
    Transportation Allowance $3,150 $4,200 $4,200
    Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $3,150 $4,200 $4,200
    Federal Student Loan Fees $348 $392 $392
    Cost of Obtaining Professional License 0 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.