Program Description

The Doctor of Public Health in Preventive Care prepares professionals who specialize in promoting well-being for the whole person. The main focus of the program is evidence-based lifestyle interventions for individuals and communities. A Preventive Care specialist is trained to practice alongside other health professionals in medical settings and clinics, complementing the work of physicians; to advise local, state and national public health agencies and to teach and conduct research in academic and industry settings.

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Program Length

3 - 5 years

Possible Careers

Wellness Program Administrator, University Professor, Grant Program Manager

Admissions Requirements

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

Prerequisites

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
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 $33,885 $28,780 $6,230
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
$2,000 $500 $500

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.