Program
School
Degree
Program
Epidemiology, MPH
School
School of Public Health
Degree
MPH

The M.P.H. degree in epidemiology is designed to give theoretical and practical training in how to study and control factors that influence health-related problems. This degree prepares students to work in federal, state, and local health departments/agencies, academic and research institutions, health maintenance organizations, and hospitals.

Possible Careers

Epidemiologist, Parasitologist, Researcher, Infection Control, Epidemiologist Investigator, Data Analyst, PhD Epidemiology candidate, positions in federal, state, and local health departments, academic and research institutions, health maintenance organizations, and hospitals.

Program Length

1.5 to 2 years (6 to 8 quarters)

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Epidemiology, PhD
School
School of Public Health
Degree
PhD

The aim of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program is to prepare students entering with a strong background in the health sciences for a career in research and teaching in academic institutions, governmental agencies, research institutes, nonprofit organizations, or private industry. In contrast with the Dr.P.H. graduates, those with the Ph.D. degree may exhibit proficiency in "narrower lines of research and often with different types of research methods." They continue their careers, for example, teaching at a university, conducting research in a national laboratory, or engaging in population-based fieldwork around the world. The curriculum is designed to fulfill program requirements while also addressing the nature of the student's research interest and academic needs.  Ph.D. degree students are expected to critically evaluate and write scientific journal articles as part of their educational training. They are also expected to gain adequate experience in pedagogy. Each student is responsible for identifying an appropriate faculty research mentor during the program.

Possible Careers

Epidemiologist, Researcher, Epidemiologist Investigator, Data Analyst, Professor

Program Length

3 to 5 years (12 to 20 quarters)

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Global Health, MPH
School
School of Public Health
Degree
MPH

The M.P.H. degree earned in the Global Health Program prepares a graduate to practice public health with a transformational development worldview—seeking positive change in the whole of human life materially, physically, socially, psychologically and spiritually. The M.P.H. degree in global health prepares graduates with technical competence and cross-cultural skills to create and manage sustainable health and development programs in diverse settings and populations worldwide.

Possible Careers

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

Program Length

2 years (8 quarters)

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Health Education, DrPH
School
School of Public Health
Degree
DrPH

The Dr.P.H. degree in health education is designed for individuals who desire to add depth to their health education specialization and develop research and leadership capabilities. The emphasis on health education offers advanced knowledge and competencies in the health education process and includes advocacy, critical analysis, leadership, professionalism, and ethics; as well as other health education domains. The Dr.P.H.degree in health education is offered in two formats: on campus and online. Graduates are eligible to sit for the credentialing examination in health education—CHES or MCHES—offered by the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing, Inc. http://www.nchec.org/.  

Possible Careers
University Professor, County Health Director, Grant Manager
Program Length
3 - 5 years
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Health Education, MPH (Online)
School
School of Public Health
Degree
MPH
Graduates of this degree program may function as community-health educators in a variety of settings, both public and private. They are academically prepared to conduct community assessments; design, implement, and evaluate health-education interventions; organize health-promotion efforts; be involved in research and assist individuals and communities to better utilize techniques of health-behavior change.
Possible Careers
County Health Manager, University Instructor, Health Educator
Program Length
3 years
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Health Policy and Leadership, DrPH
School
School of Public Health
Degree
DrPH

The Dr.P.H. degree curriculum in health policy and leadership emphasizes a mixture of professional and academic skills, such as leadership and management, finance and philanthropy, community engagement and advocacy, policy analysis and development, ethics, and research methods. The current, rapidly changing health and health-care landscapes—marked by significant health disparities and varied challenges—demands a diversity of leadership talents. Moreover, creative approaches are needed to meet these challenges. The Doctor of Public Health degree in health policy and leadership at Loma Linda University provides a unique and wonderful opportunity to serve at the very heart of the intersection of leadership and policy. The goal is preparing participants for success in leadership positions that have major influence on policies, programs, and the public health system.

Possible Careers

University professors, positions requiring leadership, scholarship, effective communication, systems thinking and community building, mid-level positions within private and government health care organizations, health-related non-profits

Program Length
3 - 5 years
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Health-Care Administration, MHA
School
School of Public Health
Degree
MHA

The School of Public Health offers a Master of Health-Care Administration (M.H.A.) degree. The degree provides students with a broad understanding of health-care management in line with appropriate and relevant industry-leading competencies. In addition, students will engage in practical experience to apply the principles learned through an 800-hour practicum in the health sector. Graduates are prepared for administrative careers in health service organizations—including medical centers, health plans, physician groups and dental practices, and long-term and managed-care settings, among others.

This degree program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and practice necessary to further their administrative careers in the health-care sector.

Possible Careers

Practice Administrator, Marketing Director, CEO, Manager of Physician Practice

Program Length
2 years (8 quarters)
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Nutrition (Coordinated Program in Public Health Nutrition and Dietetics), MPH
School
School of Public Health
Degree
MPH
Many work environments, particularly those in medical and health care settings, require that an individual be credentialed as an RD. This program prepare graduates who demonstrate competence as public health nutrition and dietetic professionals, apply science-based evidence to practice, function independently as leaders and cooperatively as team members to promote health, undrerstand the contribution of vegetarian dietary practices to human and environmental well being.
Possible Careers
Dietitians and Nutritionists work in hospitals, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, cafeterias offices of physicians, and non-profit organizations. Career titles are: Clinical Dietician, Management Dietician, Emergency Nutrition Advisor, Urban Health, and Nutrition Manager
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Nutrition, MPH
School
School of Public Health
Degree
MPH
Public Health Nutrition at Loma Linda University takes a holistic view of the causes and consequences of the major issues in public health nutrition. Students learn to design, implement, and evaluate programs, participate in the development and implementation of food and nutrition policies and come up with ways to improve food access, change eating habits, and increase physical activity across communities. 
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.
Program Length
2 years
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Nutrition, MS
School
School of Public Health
Degree
MS

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree Nutrition Program is suitable for persons planning to pursue a doctoral degree in nutrition or other related areas and for persons preparing to teach at the secondary or university level. The program provides background experience for those interested in research careers in academic or industry settings and provides advanced training in basic nutrition for physicians and other health professionals.

Possible Careers

The M.S. in Nutrition prepares students to pursue advanced degrees, or to seek leadership roles in their careers as health practitioners. Successful completion of the M.S. will enable students to obtain employment in academia, the government or the food industry.

Program Length

1.3 to 2 years (5 to 8 quarters)

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Nutrition, PhD
School
School of Public Health
Degree
PhD

The aim of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in nutrition is to prepare students for a career in academia, governmental agencies, research institutes, nonprofit organizations, or private industry. The program is designed to provide an advanced curriculum in nutrition, professional skills, and competencies required to support careers in teaching and research. This program is unique in that it is situated in the School of Public Health in a health sciences university. The program engages in interdisciplinary research that encourages collaboration across public health disciplines and the basic sciences, and that promotes and builds on its core legacy on vegetarian and plant-based nutrition. Areas of curricular strength and research emphasis include plant-based diets and the health of the individual, populations and the planet, nutritional epidemiology, diet and chronic disease risk reduction, and community nutrition.

Possible Careers

Nutritional Consultant, University Professor, Nutrition Programming Director

Program Length

3 to 5 years (12 to 20 quarters)

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Population Medicine, MPH
School
School of Public Health
Degree
MPH

The Population Medicine Program is designed to meet the needs of practicing health professionals who have experience in direct patient care and wish to augment their current careers with additional information and skills in population management. The students will be competent in analyzing the health of a patient population and understanding the social, environmental, and biological determinants of health in that population. Individuals who may benefit from this program are practicing health professionals, such as physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, and psychologists; and students who are currently enrolled in clinical practice-related doctoral degrees (e.g., M.D., D.O., D.D.S., Pharm.D.). This degree will provide clinicians with cutting-edge knowledge and a skill set to integrate population-based, health-care approaches into their everyday clinical practice.

Possible Careers

Physician leader, Research Analyst, Researcher, Population Health manager

Program Length

1.5 to 2 years (6 to 8 quarters)

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Preventive Care, DrPH
School
School of Public Health
Degree
DrPH

The Preventive Care Program is designed to prepare high-level health professionals in wellness and lifestyle-management intervention. Emphasis is on academic preparation, practical skills, and administrative abilities in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and protocols designed to address a wide spectrum of health issues—particularly those dealing with chronic disease. These programs and protocols include physical and mental health risk appraisal, nutritional assessment and recommendations, exercise testing and prescription, and smoking-cessation counseling. The program seeks to demonstrate and elucidate the intimate connection between mind and body. Graduates address the combined influences of nutrition, exercise, stress, smoking, and other lifestyle factors on the promotion of health and the prevention of disease.

Possible Careers

Wellness Program Administrator, University Professor, Grant Program Manager

Program Length
3-5 years
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