Loma Linda University Profile

Founded in 1905, Loma Linda University (LLU) is a private coeducational health-sciences institution located in Southern California (USA), offering a range of programs from certificates of completion and associate in science degrees to doctor of philosophy and professional doctoral degrees. The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The university has the following Schools:
- School of Allied Health Professions
- School of Dentistry
- School of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Public Health
- School of Religion
- School of Science and Technology
- Faculty of Graduate Studies

Centers:
- Center for Christian Bioethics
- Center for Health Disparities & Molecular Medicine
- Center for Health Promotion
- Center for Health Research
- Center for Perinatal Biology
- Center for Spiritual Life & Wholeness

The School of Public Health is an accredited member of the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH). It offers the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in the following concentrations:
- Biostatistics
- Environmental Health
- Environmental Health Specialist (HS)
- Environmental and Occupational Hygiene
- Geographic Information Systems for Environment Health
- Epidemiology
- Geographic Information Systems for Global Health and Development (GISGHD)
- Global Health
- Health Education
- Health Education (online program)
- Health Policy and Leadership
- Preventive Care
- Maternal and Child Health
- Nutrition
- Public Health Nutrition and Dietetics
- Public Health Practice
- Public Health Practice (online program)

The university also offers distance learning programs such as the Nutrition Care Management (MS), Radiation Therapy (Certificate), Dental Hygiene Completion Program (BS), Executive Online Master's in Public Health (MPH), etc.

Rankings:

- According to the 2009 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, the university is placed 26th overall among the Top 100 colleges offering doctoral degree programs to Hispanics. In addition three other LLU entities shared the honors among schools offering professional degrees to Hispanics: the School of Dentistry tied for 9th; the School of Pharmacy tied for 7th; and the School of Medicine rated 15th among American medical schools.

- Graduates of LLU have the highest median starting salary among US colleges ranked by PayScale.com.

- 39th in the US News Ranking of Best Occupational Therapy Schools (2008).

- 57th in the ranking of Best Graduate Physician Assistant Programs, 95th for Graduate Nursing Programs  (USNWR 2008 Edition).

- 100th in the rankings of Physiology Doctoral programs (National Research Council 2007).