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

Application Deadlines

There are currently no published application deadlines.

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


Anatomy and Physiology
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 Year 3
Tuition $26,325 $32,175 $3,900
Fees $2,787 $3,716 $3,716
Books & Supplies $400 $300 $300
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $29,512 $36,191 $7,916


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