MPH in Health Education
Online Program Information
This is a 100% online MPH program. The online MPH does not include residential sessions. Students are accepted four times each a year (every quarter): Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring.
MPH Health Education
In the Health Education Program, emphasis is placed on educational, interpersonal, community, and legislative factors that promote positive health behaviors. The curriculum emphasizes interventions based on scientific data and established behavioral and learning theories that promote public health through the processes of education and community organization.
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.
Coursework for the Health Education program may be pursued in the following formats:
-a traditional, on-campus program
Due to certain states' regulatory requirements for online education Loma Linda University is not accepting residents of the following states into online programs: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredits institutions that meet or exceed their high standards of quality and effective education. Loma Linda University and the School of Public Health are proud to also have the professional accreditation from WASC that focuses on the specific programs of SPH. For information about WASC accreditation, contact the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100 Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001.
The School has maintained continuous accreditation since its inception in 1967 by the American Public Health Association. It is currently accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, 800 Eye Street NW, Suite 202, Washington, D.C. 20001-1397.
International Student Requirements:
English Proficiency Exam (International Students Only)
TOEFL: 80 - internet based
MELAB: 77. Scores are valid for two years from the test date.
Evaluations of International Coursework, approved agencies:
World Education Services (WES) *
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE)
American Education Research Corporation (AERC)
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 58
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $765 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999