Program Description

The Master of Public Health in Nutrition provides specialized training in community nutrition within the multidisciplinary programs offered by the School of Public Health. The program is designed to train professionals to assume leadership positions in assessing community nutrition needs, as well asin planning, directing, and evaluating the nutrition component of health promotion and disease prevention efforts. Many specialization opportunities also exist within Public Health Nutrition. For individuals interested in research, s combined program in nutritional epidemiology prepares graduates to design, implement, and evaluate population and intervention studies dealing with the relation of nutrition to health, aging and chronic diseases. Students interested in working in cross-cultural or international settings may combine studies with courses in global health. Classes can also be combined to create expertise in physical fitness, which prepares students to work in varied settings such as wellness centers or with athletic teams. This combination will also prepare the student to sit for the certification examination of the American College of Sports Medicine. 

Program Length

2 years

Possible Careers

Public health nutritionists work in a variety of settings in government and voluntary agencies, public and private community health centers, ambulatory care clinics, schools, industries, private practice, and specialized community health projects. They function as directors and administrators of nutrition programs, nutrition care providers, advocates, educators, counselors, consultants, and researchers.

Application Deadlines

There are currently no published application deadlines.
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 2019-2020

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2
Books & Supplies$1,220$650
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)


Expected costs for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2
Months enrolled96
Room & Board$11,655$7,770
Personal Expenses$2,070$1,380


  • 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.