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Epidemiology Medical Epidemiology

The program leading to an M.P.H. degree in epidemiology provides theoretical and practical training applicable to a variety of public health issues. Two concentrations are offered by the program, and each is designed to meet a particular professional need. Learner outcomes Upon completion of this program, the graduate should be able to: • Assist in design and implementation of health research studies - including formulating research questions, appropriate study design, data collection, statistical analyses, interpretation, and reporting of results. • Collaborate with or serve as a research consultant to health professionals. • Be familiar with disease surveillance and response, and with basic screening theory. • Critically review the health literature. • Demonstrate understanding of the basic theory and practice of clinical trials (medical epidemiology). Educational effectiveness indicators Program learner outcomes as evidenced by: • Signature assignments linked to course and non-course requirements • Field practicum report • Culminating experience The M.P.H. degree in medical epidemiology specifically targets health professionals (e.g., MD, nurses, PT, OT, pharmacists) who are interested in becoming proficient in research or in practicing epidemiology in a public health setting (e.g., public health department, CDC, cancer registries, WHO), or clinical setting (hospital epidemiologists). Prerequisite • College algebra or equivalent (calculus preferred) • A healthcare related degree • Bachelor's degree or master's degree with two years of postgraduate direct patient-care experience: (e.g., nursing, social work, dental hygiene, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology) • Accepted into or completed clinical practice-related doctoral degree program (e.g., MD, DO, DDS, DNP, DPT, PharmD). Must have completed at least two years in a clinical program.

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Admissions Note

Loma Linda University, School of Public Health has a rolling admissions for our MPH programs only. We will accept and examine applications as they are received, instead of waiting to judge all applications concurrently. This gives you the advantage of finding out early on whether or not you have been accepted. Admission Requirements (in addition to the required program requirements) include all transcripts, official GRE (or equivalent) scores, three letters of recommendation (preferably two academic and one professional), and a secondary application (emailed to you once SOPHAS application is verified and complete) International application may require additional documentation (see link below) http://www.llu.edu/central/apply/intltrans.page If you have questions contact admissions.sph@llu.edu. Alumni Profiles: https://llusph.community/alumni/

Deadlines

Winter 2017 | International applicants: 10/1/2016

Winter 2017 | US applicants: 12/1/2016

Spring 2017 | International applicants: 1/5/2017

Spring 2017 | US applicants: 3/1/2017

Summer 1 2017 | International applicants: 4/1/2017

Summer 1 2017 | US applicants: 6/1/2017

Fall 2017 | International applicants: 7/1/2017

Fall 2017 | US applicants: 8/1/2017

Supplemental Application

Standardized Test(s)

GRE, GMAT, MCAT, DAT

GRE Code(s)

0531

International Special Instructions and Links

http://home.llu.edu/academics/how-apply/international-students-scholars/international-academic-transcripts

English Language Proficiency Tests/Minimum Score Requirements

http://home.llu.edu/academics/how-apply/international-students-scholars/international-academic-transcripts

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    Loma Linda University School of Public Health

    CEPH-Accredited

    Loma Linda, CA

    Office of Admissions

    Office of Admissions and Academic Records, Nichol Hall 1705, Loma Linda, CA, 92350

    Tel: (909) 558-8776

    Fax: (909) 558-4087

    Email: admissions.sph@llu.edu

    Loma Linda University School of Public Health

    Loma Linda University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. LLUSPH is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and is a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). We’re the only accredited Christian school of Public Health in the state of California. 

     

    Public Health is at the heart of the mission of Loma Linda University Health (LLUH). The school of public health, founded in 1967, continues to be the hub for public health initiatives at LLUH, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian organization. Our commitment to our students is an exceptional learning experience that instills confidence and skills that shape leaders in public health and beyond.

     

    LLUH’s mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, “To make man whole.” We believe wholeness is the harmonious relationship that exists when healthy individuals are able to thrive in resilient communities supported by sustainable systems of health. We prepare our students to view public health challenges from a global lens and with an eye on equity. Match your passion and drive with a hands on learning experience through our master’s and doctoral programs. 

    Working Professionals 

    We are the only school of public health in the country that offers an MBA in Health Care Administration. If you’re a working professional, our MBA degree incorporates time spent in a management or business setting toward degree requirements. With our online offerings, you can learn around your busy schedules. Our online programs include the MPH and DrPH in Health Education, MPH in Population Medicine, and MPH in Lifestyle Medicine. 

    Peace Corps 

    The LLU School of Public Health is partnered with the Peace Corps for our Master’s International Program (MIP) and Fellows/USA programs. MPH/MIP students complete coursework on the Loma Linda campus in one of seven majors at LLUSPH before entering the Peace Corps to fulfill the field experience requirement. If you are a returning Peace Corps volunteer, you are eligible to enter the Fellows/USA program where you can gain credit for your overseas experiences. 

    Experience 

    Faculty – Public health professionals who back up their scholastic teaching with real-world experience teach our programs. At LLUSPH there is approximately one faculty for every 10 students in our programs. 

     

    Local and Global – Take your passion all over the world. We belong to an international network of 29 hospitals and clinics in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Locally, in San Bernardino, CA, we offer opportunities with programs, projects, centers, and active grants for students to gain practical experience in the field of public health. 

     

    Career Services – LLUSPH recognizes that education is a means to an end. Our career center offers workshops on topics ranging from how to use professional software, writing a lit review, plagiarism and abstracts that get read. The career center also offers help on resumes, cover letters, interview skills, how to dress, and everything you need to know in and outside of the classroom. 

     

    Interdisciplinary – We are right next to the Loma Linda University Medical Center, a world class teaching hospital and 8 schools including Nursing, Pharmacy, Religion, Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine and Public Health. The close proximity to other schools and professions, all within walking distance, offers many opportunities for collaboration. 

     

    Start Today – Start the application process now. There has never been a better time to join and grow the field of public health. 

    MPH | MS – rolling admissions MBA | DrPH | PhD – fall enrollment only

    Learn More 

    To get more information about LLU School of Public Health’s programs, please visit our website or call (909) 558-8776 to speak to an admissions counselor.

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