Program Description

Recent advances in science, technology, and communications have created a rapidly shrinking planet--a global village. The Department of Global Health prepares graduates who are technically competent and skilled in planning, implementing, and evaluating sustainable health and development programs. The program focuses on an experiential model of learning, preparing students to serve vulnerable populations in developing and developed countries.

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.

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Program Length

2 years (8 quarters)

Possible Careers

NGO Country Director, Non Profit, World Health Organization (WHO), ADRA, Program Planner, Tsunami Relief Program Manager, doctoral candidate

Application Deadlines

There are currently no published application deadlines.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Tanscripts from all universities attended
  3. Three letters of reference
  4. Official GRE scores (note: if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.2 or higher, the GRE requirement can be waived)


See entrance requirements for all M.P.H. degrees.
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

Academic Year 2021-2022

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Tuition $30,430 $19,690
Fees $2,787 $9,096
Books & Supplies $630 $730
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $33,847 $29,516


Expected costs for the 2021-2022 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2021-2022, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Months enrolled 9 12
Room & Board $13,275 $17,700
Transportation $2,880 $3,840
Personal Expenses $2,250 $3,000


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.

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