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 Seventh-day Adventist 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. However, certificates are issued by the school, which maintains records of the certificates and their 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
Advanced Speech-Language Pathology AH Post-master's Certificate (online)
Anatomy SM M.S., Ph.D.
Biology SM M.S., Ph.D.
Bioethics SR M.A., PB certificate
Biomedical Sciences SM M.M.S.
Cancer, Developmental and Regenerative Biology SM M.S., Ph.D.
Cardiac Electrophysiology Technology AH A.S. (online)
Chaplaincy SR M.S.Chap.
Child Life Specialist BH M.S.
Clinical Leadership BH D.S.W. (online)
Clinical Laboratory Science AH B.S. (formerly: Medical Technology)
Coding Specialist AH Certificate (online)
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.
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 (online)
Earth Science SM Ph.D.
Endodontics SD M.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
Environmental Sciences SM B.S.
Epidemiology PH M.P.H. (on campus and online), (See; Public Health Dr.P.H. concentration online)
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. (on campus and online)
Health Education PH (See; Public Health, Dr.P.H. concentration online)
Health Education and Wellness Coaching PH M.P.H. (on campus and online)
Health Geoinformatics PH PB certificate (online)
Health Informatics AH M.S. (on campus and online)
Health Information Management AH B.S. (on campus and online), PB certificate (on campus and online)
Health Policy and Leadership PH (See; Public Health, Dr.P.H. concentrations on campus and online)
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)
Marital and Family Therapy BH M.S. (on campus and online), D.M.F.T. (online)
Medical Radiography AH A.S.
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, online, and off-campus Thailand), D.N.P. (online), Ph.D. (online)
Nutrition PH M.P.H., Ph.D. (See: Plant-Based Nutrition)
Nutrition and Dietetics AH B.S., M.S.
Occupational Therapy AH O.T.D. entry-level (on campus), O.T.D. postprofessional (online)
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced SD PD certificate
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics SD M.S., PD certificate
Orthotics and Prosthetics AH M.S.O.P. (hybrid)
Pathologists' Assistant SM M.H.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 and postprofessional), Ph.D. (on campus and online)
Physician Assistant AH M.P.A.
Plant-Based Nutrition PH M.S. (online)
Play Therapy BH PM certificate (online)
Polysomnography AH Certificate
Population Medicine PH M.P.H. (on campus and online)
Preventive Care PH (See Public Health, Dr.P.H. concentration online)
Prosthodontics, Advanced SD M.S., M.S.D., PD certificate
Psychology, Clinical BH Psy.D., Ph.D.
Public Health PH (See Dr.P.H., 4 concentrations online and on campus)
Radiation Sciences AH B.S. entry level (on campus), postprofessional B.S. (online)
Radiation Therapy Technology AH B.S.
Radiologist Assistant AH M.S.R.S. (online)
Rehabilitation Science AH Ph.D.
Religion and Society SR M.A.
Respiratory Care AH B.S. entry level (on campus), B.S. postprofessional (online), M.S.R.C. (on campus and online)
School Counseling BH PM certificate, PPS credential
Social Welfare and Social Research BH Ph.D.
Social Work BH M.S.W. (on campus and online)
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.