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.


AHSchool of Allied Health Professions
BHSchool of Behavioral Health
PHSchool of Public Health
SDSchool of Dentistry
SMSchool of Medicine
SNSchool of Nursing
SPSchool of Pharmacy
SRSchool of Religion
FGSFaculty of Graduate Studies
ISInterdisciplinary Studies (LLU diploma, across schools/faculties)
PDPost-D.D.S. or Post-D.M.D.
Program School Degrees/Certificates Offered
AnatomySMM.S., Ph.D.
BiochemistrySMM.S., Ph.D.
BiologySMM.S., Ph.D.
BioethicsSRM.A., PB certificate
Biomedical SciencesSDPB certificate
Biomedical SciencesSMM.M.S.
BiostatisticsPHM.P.H., M.S.
Cardiac Electrophysiology TechnologyAHA.S. (on campus), Certificate (online)
Child Life SpecialistBHM.S.
Clinical MediationBHPB certificate
Clinical MinistrySRM.A., PB certificate
Clinical Laboratory ScienceAHB.S. (formerly: Medical Technology)
Coding SpecialistAHCertificate
Communication Sciences and DisordersAHB.S., M.S., Transitional M.S.
Counseling, SchoolBHPM certificate (See: School Counseling)
Criminal JusticeBHM.S.
Denominational Studies for ChaplainsSRCertificate
Dental Anesthesiology, AdvancedSDM.S.D., PD certificate
Dental HygieneSDA.S., B.S. (B.S. completion program online)
Dentistry, GeneralSDD.D.S.
Dentist Program, InternationalSDD.D.S.
Diagnostic Cardiac SonographyAHCertificate
Diagnostic Medical SonographyAHCertificate
Drug and Alcohol CounselingBHPB certificate
Earth ScienceSMPh.D.
Emergency Medical CareAHB.S.
Emergency Preparedness and ResponsePHPB certificate
Endodontics, AdvancedSDM.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
Environmental and Occupational HealthPHM.P.H.
Environmental SciencesSMB.S.
EpidemiologyPHM.P.H., Dr.P.H., Ph.D.
Family Life EducationBHPB certificate
GeologySMB.S., M.S.
Global HealthPHM.P.H.
Health Care AdministrationAHB.S. (online)
Health Care AdministrationPHM.B.A., Certificate
Health EducationPHM.P.H., Dr.P.H. (on campus and online)
Health GeoinformaticsPHPB certificate (online)
Health InformaticsAHM.S. (on campus and online)
Health Information AdministrationAHB.S., PB certificate
Health Policy and LeadershipPHM.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Health Professions EducationAHM.S., PB certificate (on campus and online)
Health Promotion and EducationPH(See: Health Education)
Imaging InformaticsAHCertificate (online)
Implant Dentistry, AdvancedSDM.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
International Dentist ProgramSD(See: Dentist Program, International)
Lifestyle InterventionPHPB certificate (online)
Lifestyle ManagementPHM.P.H. (online)
Marital and Family TherapyBHM.S., D.M.F.T.
Maternal and Child HealthPHPB certificate
Medical DosimetryAHCertificate
Medical RadiographyAHA.S.
Medical ScientistSMM.D./Ph.D.
Microbiology and Molecular GeneticsSMM.S., Ph.D.
Natural SciencesSMM.S.
Nuclear Medicine TechnologyAHB.S.
NursingSNB.S., M.S. (on campus and off-campus Thailand), D.N.P., Ph.D.
NutritionPHM.P.H., M.S., Dr.P.H.
Nutrition and DieteticsAHB.S., M.S.
Nutrition Care ManagementAHM.S. (online)
Occupational TherapyAHM.O.T., O.T.D. (online)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, AdvancedSDM.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
Orthodontics and Dentofacial OrthopedicsSDM.S., PD certificate
Orthotics and ProstheticsAHM.S.O.P.
Pathologists' AssistantSMM.S.
Pediatric Dentistry, AdvancedSDM.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
Periodontics, AdvancedSDM.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
PharmacologySMM.S., Ph.D.
Physical Therapist AssistantAHA.S.
Physical TherapyAHM.S.R., D.P.T., D.Sc., Ph.D.
Physician AssistantAHM.P.A.
PhysiologySMM.S., Ph.D.
Play TherapyBHPM certificate
Population MedicinePHM.P.H. (on campus and online)
Preventive CarePHDr.P.H.
Prosthodontics, AdvancedSDM.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
Psychology, GeneralBHM.A.
Psychology, ClinicalBHPsy.D., Ph.D.
Radiation SciencesAHB.S. (on campus and online), M.S.R.S. (online)
Radiation Therapy TechnologyAHB.S.
Radiologist AssistantAHM.S.R.S. (online)
Rehabilitation ScienceAHPh.D.
Religion and HealthSRD.Sc.
Religion and SocietySRM.A.
Respiratory CareAHB.S., M.S.R.C. (on campus and online)
Respiratory Care, Advanced PractitionerAHPP B.S. (on campus and online)
School CounselingBHPM certificate, PPS credential
Social Policy and Social ResearchBHPh.D.
Social WorkBHM.S.W. (on campus and off-campus Riverside County)
Special Imaging: CTAHCertificate (on campus and online)
Special Imaging: CVIAHCertificate
Special Imaging: MRIAHCertificate
Speech-Language PathologyAHS.L.P.D. (online)
Systems, Families and CouplesBHPh.D.