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Global Health

The M.P.H. degree in global health prepares committed professionals who are both technically competent and cross-culturally skilled in creating and facilitating sustainable health and development programs in diverse settings and populations. Utilizing an experiential, evidence-based model of learning while building on the global health competencies defined in the model developed by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health in 2011, the program enables graduates to contribute to a better quality of life for all people—especially those who are vulnerable, underserved, marginalized, and disadvantaged. The program's extensive network of global and local faculty and organizational resources affords a broad spectrum of options for students to learn and practice the “art and science” of this exciting discipline. The program prepares career professionals who work in the nonprofit, relief, and development sectors. Graduates of the program may qualify for positions in nongovernmental, faith-based, and community based organizations; county, state, and national health departments; private foundations; and public health enterprises and public health practice organizations. Graduates also find positions in government and transnational organizations, such as the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and national assistance organizations like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Further academic training is also an option for graduates interested in teaching and research. Those with prior field experience and additional language/s proficiency (for example, French or Spanish) are generally given preference both during student admission and later when applying for jobs. Utilizing an experiential approach, the competency-based curriculum is built around three primary themes: • developing and maintaining a sustainable, healthy environment; • supporting and empowering communities, families, and individuals in their efforts to attain optimal health and development; • advocating for social justice, human rights, and equity among vulnerable populations. The program is designed around three learning domains that enable graduates to have: • a broad, comprehensive knowledge base or theoretical framework covering the major concepts and key issues in global health • appropriate competencies and skill sets (for example, in program planning/evaluation, grant proposal preparation, communication and informatics, research, advocacy, leadership, etc.) • a Christian, faith-based worldview that informs their activities in the practice environment. Learner outcomes Graduates are expected to apply cross-cultural skills and demonstrate technical competence in: • capacity strengthening for enhancement of global public health programs, infrastructure, and workforce • collaborating and partnering with the ability to select, recruit, and work with a diverse range of global health stakeholders • ethical reasoning and professional practice with the ability to identify and respond with integrity to ethical issues in diverse economic, political, and cultural contexts, and promote accountability for the impact of policy decisions upon public health practice at local, national, and international levels • advocating for justice, equity (including gender equity), human rights, and universal access to health and social services that contribute to individual and community well-being • program management with the ability to design, implement, and evaluate global health programs to maximize contributions to effective policy, enhanced practice, and improved and sustainable health outcomes • socio-cultural and political awareness and the conceptual basis with which to work effectively within diverse cultural settings and across local, regional, national, and international political landscapes • strategic analysis with the ability to use systems thinking to analyze a diverse range of complex and interrelated factors shaping health trends to formulate programs at the local, national, and international levels Educational effectiveness indicators Program learner outcomes as evidenced by: • Signature assignments linked to course and non course requirements • Field practicum report • Culminating experience

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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) If you have questions contact Alumni Profiles:


Fall 2016 | US applicants: 9/10/2016

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

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    Loma Linda University School of Public Health


    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


    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. 


    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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