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Program Details

The Master of Public Health in Population Medicine degree is designed for practicing public health professionals in the fields of medicine, nursing, and health administration. While in this course, participants will develop knowledge and skills for maximizing the health of populations. Students will build strengths in leadership, policy development, and management with an emphasis on the wellbeing of populations. The program aims to give students the credentials to specialize in serving diverse populations and enable students to interface across disciplines and be proactive as well as more responsive to changing needs. Students will receive hands-on experience at the grassroots level and the tools to develop effective community programs.

The MPH in Population Medicine can be completed on Loma Linda’s campus or completely online.
The degree can be tailored to students’ individual situation, and can be completed in two years (full time), three years (part time), or five years, depending on students’ career and personal requirements. Students select coursework from each of several practice and content areas to enhance the applied portion of the curriculum. Students may also develop skills while working in community agencies and in medical care, school, and work settings.

Upon completion of this degree, graduates will be able to apply epidemiological methods to the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic disease. They will be prepared to apply basic and advanced statistical methods to interpret health data for large populations. Students will learn to incorporate effective management approaches into public health settings. They will become leaders in promoting the use of clinical preventive services and be able to evaluate and minimize risk in lifestyle diseases. Finally, students will learn to apply population medicine skills in community settings

Graduates of the program in health education will have the skills necessary to assess individual and community needs and plan effective health education programs. They will learn to collaborate with other professionals in using resources to educate the public about health risks and practices. Students will be prepared to evaluate and appropriately apply public health research findings to the practice of health education. Students will be able to provide leadership or technical assistance for public health projects in selected settings. Students will meet didactic and professional-practice requirements for certification as health education specialists. Loma Linda University’s Online MPH degrees are designed for practicing professionals who come with experience and a background in Public Health. This provides a rich learning environment and exchange of knowledge and experience. 


Students must have an appropriate combination of a health-related degree and post-graduate direct patient care experience in a health setting, such as a hospital, clinic, or health department.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

The School of Public Health is accredited through 2017 by: Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).


Loma Linda University is unable to accept students into online programs who live in the following states because of restrictive state authorization regulation requirements for distance education: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia.

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming