Programs, Degrees, and Certificates

The degree and certificate curricula at Loma Linda University are under continuous review and are, therefore, subject to change and improvement without prior notice, as the need occurs. The University also offers nondegree and short courses throughout the United States and globally to meet the continuing education and extension program needs of alumni, health professionals, and lay persons in the church and in the community. Most degree courses are approved for continuing education credit.

School-specific certificates are awarded upon completion of organized programs of study at the postsecondary level. Students register for courses through the Office of University Records; but the certificate is issued by the school, which maintains records of the certificate and its awarding. Financial aid is not available to students registered in school-specific programs. See school programs in each school for a listing of school-specific certificates available.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies oversees Ph.D. and research master's degrees, as well as combined degrees programs.


AH School of Allied Health Professions
BH School of Behavioral Health
PH School of Public Health
SD School of Dentistry
SM School of Medicine
SN School of Nursing
SP School of Pharmacy
SR School of Religion
FGS Faculty of Graduate Studies
IS Interdisciplinary Studies (LLU diploma, across schools/faculties)
UG Undergraduate
PB Postbaccalaureate
PD Post-D.D.S. or Post-D.M.D.
PM Post-master's
PMD Post-M.D.
PP Postprofessional
Program School Degrees/Certificates Offered
Anatomy SM M.S., Ph.D.
Biology SM M.S., Ph.D.
Bioethics SR M.A., PB certificate
Biomedical Sciences SD PB certificate
Biomedical Sciences SM M.M.S.
Cancer, Developmental and Regenerative Biology SM M.S., Ph.D
Cardiac Electrophysiology Technology AH A.S.
Chaplaincy SR M.S.Chap.
Child Life Specialist BH M.S.
Clinical Mediation BH PB certificate
Clinical Ministry SR M.A., PB certificate
Clinical Laboratory Science AH B.S. (formerly: Medical Technology)
Coding Specialist AH Certificate
Communication Sciences and Disorders AH B.S., M.S., Transitional M.S.
Counseling BH M.S.
Counseling, School BH PM certificate (See: School Counseling)
Criminal Justice BH M.S.
Cytotechnology AH B.S.
Denominational Studies for Chaplains SR Certificate (online)
Dental Hygiene SD B.S.
Dentistry, General SD D.D.S.
Dentist Program, International SD D.D.S.
Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography AH Certificate
Diagnostic Medical Sonography AH B.S.
Drug and Alcohol Counseling BH PB certificate
Earth Science SM Ph.D.
Emergency Medical Care AH B.S.
Emergency Preparedness and Response PH PB certificate
Endodontics SD M.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
Environmental Sciences SM B.S.
Epidemiology PH M.P.H., Ph.D.
Geology SM B.S., M.S.
Gerontology BH M.S.
Global Health PH M.P.H.
Health-Care Administration AH B.S. (online)
Health-Care Administration PH M.H.A., Certificate
Health Education PH M.P.H. (on campus and online), Dr.P.H. (on campus and online)
Health Geoinformatics PH PB certificate (online)
Health Informatics AH M.S. (on campus and online)
Health Information Administration AH B.S., PB certificate
Health Policy and Leadership PH M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Health Professions Education AH M.S. (on campus and online), PB certificate (on campus and online)
Implant Dentistry, Advanced SD M.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation SM M.S., Ph.D.
International Dentist Program SD (See: Dentist Program, International)
Lifestyle Intervention PH PB certificate (online)
Lifestyle Management PH M.P.H. (online)
Marital and Family Therapy BH M.S., D.M.F.T.
Maternal and Child Health PH PB certificate
Medical Dosimetry AH Certificate
Medical Radiography AH A.S.
Medical Scientist SM M.D./Ph.D.
Medicine SM M.D.
Natural Sciences SM M.S.
Neuroscience, Systems Biology, and BioEngineering SM M.S., Ph.D.
Nuclear Medicine Technology AH B.S.
Nursing SN B.S. (RN to B.S. online), M.S. (on campus and off-campus Thailand), D.N.P., Ph.D.
Nutrition PH M.P.H., M.S., Ph.D.
Nutrition and Dietetics AH B.S., M.S.
Nutrition Care Management AH M.S. (online)
Occupational Therapy AH M.O.T., O.T.D. (online)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced SD M.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics SD M.S., PD certificate
Orthotics and Prosthetics AH M.S.O.P.
Pathologists' Assistant SM M.S.
Pediatric Dentistry, Advanced SD M.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
Periodontics, Advanced SD M.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
Pharmacy SP Pharm.D.
Physical Therapist Assistant AH A.S.
Physical Therapy AH D.P.T. (entry-level on campus, postprofessional on campus and off-campus Puerto Rico), D.Sc., Ph.D.
Physician Assistant AH M.P.A.
Play Therapy BH PM certificate
Polysomnography AH Certificate
Population Medicine PH M.P.H. (on campus and online)
Preventive Care PH Dr.P.H.
Prosthodontics, Advanced SD M.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
Psychology BH M.A.
Psychology, Clinical BH Psy.D., Ph.D.
Radiation Sciences AH B.S. (online), M.S.R.S. (online)
Radiation Therapy Technology AH B.S.
Radiologist Assistant AH M.S.R.S. (online)
Rehabilitation Science AH Ph.D.
Religion and Health SR D.Sc.
Religion and Society SR M.A.
Respiratory Care AH B.S., M.S.R.C. (on campus and online)
Respiratory Care, Advanced Practitioner AH PP B.S. (on campus and online)
School Counseling BH PM certificate, PPS credential
Social Policy and Social Research BH Ph.D.
Social Work BH M.S.W. (on campus and off-campus Riverside County)
Special Imaging: CT AH Certificate (on campus and online)
Special Imaging: CVI AH Certificate
Special Imaging: MRI AH Certificate
Speech-Language Pathology AH S.L.P.D. (online)
Systems, Families, and Couples BH Ph.D.