MPH - Global Health

Loma Linda University

18 months
895 USD/credit
895 USD/credit
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Students in the master's degree programs complete didactic course work on the Loma Linda campus and then enter an internship or field practicum. There are multiple options for the practicum including working with key non-governmental organizations (NGOs). 


The MPH degree in Global Health prepares committed professionals who are both technically competent and cross-culturally skilled in creating and facilitating sustainable health and development programs in diverse settings and populations. Utilizing an experiential, evidence-based model of learning while building on the global health competencies defined in the model developed by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health in 2011, the program enables graduates to contribute to a better quality of life for all people—especially those who are vulnerable, underserved, marginalized, and disadvantaged. The program’s extensive network of global and local faculty and organizational resources affords a broad spectrum of options for students to learn and practice the “art and science” of this exciting discipline.

The program prepares career professionals who work in the nonprofit, relief, and development sectors. 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.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health for Community Resilience
  • Public Health for a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Public Health and Health Systems
  • Integrated Community Development
  • Fundamentals of Community Health and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




56 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university, earning a grade point average (GPA) or 3.0 or better (based on a 4.0 scale). A limited number of students with GPA less than 3.0 whose background and experience show strong potential for success are admitted on a provisional basis. All applicants must submit scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).


The following courses can be taken as pre- or co-requisites:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology

Tuition Fee

  • International

    895 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 895 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    895 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 895 USD per credit and a duration of 18 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

MPH - Global Health
Loma Linda University