Students in the Coverdell Fellows program are returned Peace Corps volunteers who receive 6 units of tuition waiver in exchange for 5-8 hours a week of local service in an area of designated need. In addition, the school grants full academic credit for the field practicum portion of the master of public health degree, recognizing the value of the Peace Corps experience.
Coverdell Fellows at Loma Linda University have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of community outreach programs. Some have served with Community Action Partners (CAPS) in the Community Mothers Connection Program, the Center for Health Disparities, the Office of Public Health Practice, with United Way and as teaching assistants for a integrated community development class.
To be eligible for admission, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. All applicants must submit scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or equivalent graduate school entrance examination and demonstrate college-level conceptualization and writing skills.
Students in the Coverdell Fellows program may select from the following majors:
* Environmental and Occupational Health
* Global Health
* Health Policy and Management
* Health Education and Promotion