General Requirements

A student desiring admission to graduate programs must possess a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. Entrance into an advanced study program or access to graduate courses requires preparation equivalent to Creighton’s undergraduate major preparation for the proposed program of graduate study.

Applicants who appear to be fully admissible but are still in the process of assembling required application materials may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Applicants for admission who hold an undergraduate degree or its equivalent but are unable to meet all of the requirements for graduate work in a specific field or fields may be admitted on a provisional basis. Such applicants may be required to take further undergraduate work of a substantial nature at Creighton University or at another approved institution.

Ordained priests and ministers who have completed a four-year course of study in a recognized seminary may apply for admission to the Graduate School. They must, however, submit a transcript of courses taken in the seminary and fulfill whatever prerequisites the program director finds lacking before they are allowed to become applicants for degrees.

Students lacking a Bachelor’s degree who have successfully completed at least three years of undergraduate preparation in college and the first two years in an accredited school of medicine or dentistry may apply for admission to a graduate program in which they have met undergraduate prerequisites. In all cases, the applicant’s previous record is expected to show an adequate foundation for graduate study in terms of both subject matter and quality of work.