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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Loma Linda University School of Public Health offers three online learning programs | Loma Linda University Health

MPH and DrPH degrees for people whose schedules don’t allow for campus-based learning, continues Loma Linda University Health

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The Loma Linda University School of Public Health will offer three online degree programs this fall for people who want more flexibility than traditional classroom learning allows.

Students can choose between two online MPH degrees and one online DrPH degree. The first MPH and the DrPH degree offer a health education curriculum. The second MPH degree focuses on population medicine.

Anna Nelson, DrPH, MPH, program director for the MPH and DrPH in health education, says the curriculum is continuously updated to reflect changes in the job market. She cites convenience as a key reason some people choose online classes.

“Online learning programs allow you to continue living in your current location, working your current job and taking care of your family,” Nelson said. “You can continue with everything you were already doing and still get a degree.”

Nelson should know. She and her husband were living in Saudi Arabia when she enrolled in an online MPH program. After completing that, she signed up for an online DrPH degree at LLU. Not only did she keep living and working abroad, but her family grew while she studied. “I had two of my kids while doing this,” she says.

Karen Studer, MD, MBA, MPH, program director for the MPH degree in population medicine, says the program is open to any health professional.

Source: Loma Linda University Health