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Loma Linda University — School of Public Health

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
School of Public Health
Degrees Awarded:
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Health (MPH), Public Health Doctorate (DrPH)
Admissions Deadlines:
Six weeks prior to quarter is cut-off for admission for that quarter
Admissions Cycle:
Rolling admission on a four quarter system. Fall quarter is the preferred start time for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.
Program Start:
September, January, March, June
Program Founded:
December, 2004


Recognizing the value of Peace Corps service, Loma Linda University welcomes Returned Peace Corps volunteers into the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. The University provides fellows with 6 units of tuition waiver in exchange for 5-8 hours a week of local service in an area of designated need. All master's level students must complete a field practicum. Returned volunteers can use their service abroad to satisfy this requirement, a savings of time and money.

All LLU students receive full, high quality, user-friendly, medical coverage, and dental coverage is offered at a very low cost. Competitive scholarships are available for students (through the Office of Financial Aid). Student housing is also available.


Loma Linda University School of Public Health prepares students as public health professionals for local, national, and international service. The School honors its Seventh - day Adventist heritage by encouraging the integration of the physical, mental, social, and spiritual dimensions. In exchange for 6 units of waived tuition, Peace Corps Fellows add to their educational experience by doing internships with the Center for Pubic Health Practice, Center for Health Disparities, Social Action Community Health Systems, or Community Action Partners and with Arrowhead United Way. Peace Corps Fellows may choose to study in one of the 5 departments:

  • Environmental health
  • Global Health
  • Health Policy Management
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Nutrition

The School of Public Health also offers certificates in:

  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Reproductive Health
  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Health Geoinformatics
  • Biostatistics/Epidemiology
  • Tobacco-Control Methods
  • Epidemiology/Biostatistics


Complete on-line application, 3.0 GPA, submit GRE scores, three references, personal statement, phone or face-to-face interview, co-requisite courses in addition to curriculum: one course in microbiology, one course in anatomy/physiology. Differs depending on program.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Megan Karius

School of Public health
Nichol Hall
Loma Linda, California 92350
(909) 558-4000 x.42072

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