Creighton’s largest and oldest college provides students the personal attention they need to be critical and ethical thinkers, creative problem-solvers and clear communicators. The college offers more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs in a wide range of disciplines in the arts and sciences. Students are prepared to consider issues from multiple perspectives, making them well-rounded individuals and valuable members of any team. The Magis Core Curriculum ensures that all students gain a common set of abilities, in addition to knowledge in their field of study. Undergraduates opportunities to do original research, which many universities don’t offer until graduate school. Creighton has been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top institution for undergraduate research and creative projects.
For nearly 60 years, the College of Nursing has been a leader in preparing the next generation of nursing professionals. Innovative programs are offered on campuses in Omaha and Hastings, Nebraska, and Phoenix, Arizona. The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education. Creighton’s accelerated BSN was one of the first in the nation, and Creighton was the first nursing school in Nebraska to offer the DNP degree and preparation for one of the newest nursing roles, the Clinical Nurse Leader. Creighton’s BSN graduates meet or exceed the national average for first-time pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination.
Since 1983, the College of Professional Studies has been meeting – and exceeding – the needs of adult learners. These nontraditional students are supported with flexible learning programs and the resources they need to succeed. Students may take classes on campus during the day or choose online classes to fit studies into their busy lives. No matter which program of study, students benefit from a team of people in place to provide support, including academic coaches, to help them every step of the way. From academic advising to the Career Center staff, Creighton’s adult learners have access to the resources they need, when they need them.
The first master’s degree at Creighton University was conferred in 1898 and the Graduate School was formally established as a separate division of the University in 1926. The Graduate School serves a variety of students across many disciplines, including business, health care, education, medical research, and theology. There are over 45 master’s level programs available, as well as PhD programs and an interdisciplinary EdD in leadership. The graduate programs are designed to meet the needs of the students, and are available in a number of delivery methods, including on-campus, online, and hybrid/blended. Nearly two-thirds of graduate students enroll on a part-time basis, which allows them to continue their education while maintaining current employment and meeting the needs of their families.
The Heider College of Business has long received top rankings and recognition. The college is on the cutting edge of business education through innovative programs in leadership, entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, investment management and financial analysis, business ethics, and more. Within six months of graduation, 99% of the college’s undergraduates were employed or enrolled in graduate studies; Heider is among only the top 2% of business schools in the world to be accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB International; the college is ranked as a top 100 business school by U.S. News & World Report, with the finance and accounting programs consistently ranking in the top 25; the Heider faculty includes the greatest number of CFA charterholders of any university in the world, according to the CFA Institute; and the MS-BIA program was ranked No. 14 by The Financial Engineer. The college recently added a new FinTech major, one of the first of its kind in the nation.
Since its founding in 1905, the School of Dentistry has prepared thousands of dentists for lives of professional excellence, community leadership, and compassionate service. Creighton’s close-knit and service-oriented academic community offers students the education and clinical experience they need to begin professionally practicing dentistry upon graduation. Accessible faculty members provide rigorous training and, alongside students, push the boundaries of dental knowledge through cutting-edge research. The Creighton Dental Clinic, conveniently located on the Creighton campus, is dedicated to providing quality care, and offers a full range of dental services to more than 14,000 patients who visit each year.
The School of Law was founded in 1904 not only to prepare lawyers, but also to develop leaders. It provides students with a powerful education rooted in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Its mission is to provide intellectual challenge, academic rigor, and an opportunity to develop a foundation of moral values for lifelong service in the law; an environment for faculty that encourages personal growth and scholarly achievement; and continue its long-established tradition of service to the bar and citizens of the community. Along with its traditional JD program, the law school offers accelerated and part-time JD programs – tailored for busy adult learners and recent college graduates who want to start right away on their law degree – along with dual-degree programs.
The School of Medicine has two regional campuses: one in Omaha and one in Phoenix. Graduates of the School of Medicine practice in all 50 states and are recognized for extraordinary clinical skills, empathy, cultural competence, and commitment to service. Graduates’ medical licensing scores and pass rates consistently exceed the national average, and 95% of 2020 graduates matched with their specialties of choice. Creighton’s Center of Excellence for Physician Information for the National Institute on Drug Abuse is a national model for educating physicians about drug abuse and addiction. One of the ways Creighton advances health care is through research, and Creighton researchers are driven by a strong desire to make a difference in patients’ lives. They are making discoveries and developing new therapies in bacterial resistance, cancer, hearing loss, the conditions that impact bone health and loss, and more.
Founded in 1905, the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions has been a groundbreaking national leader in doctoral health professions education. The school developed the first Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) entry-level degree programs in the United States. It also offered the first accredited online pharmacy program in the nation. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Creighton’s programs in physical therapy (No. 9), occupational therapy (No. 15), and pharmacy (No. 46) in its national rankings. Students receive excellent foundational education in the basic and professional sciences and first-rate clinical education with faculty who are among the best in the nation. Students also receive their clinical education with an emphasis on interprofessional education and practice, which emphasizes team care and patient-centered care that are vital for the practitioners of tomorrow.