There is no university in the country like Creighton University in terms of size, the array of professional and graduate programs offered, and the strong commitment to Catholic and Jesuit ideals and values. Founded in 1878 and one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, Creighton is a vibrant and diverse learning community. The University is located in Omaha, Neb.
Nationally recognized for providing a challenging and balanced educational experience, the University offers a rigorous academic agenda with a broad range of disciplines, providing more than 7,700 undergraduate, graduate and professional students with degree programs that emphasize education of the whole person -- academically, socially and spiritually.
The Department of Biology at Creighton University is committed to providing an excellent undergraduate biology program encompassing both breadth and depth of biological understanding. The mission at Creighton University is to provide students with the opportunity to develop: an understanding and appreciation of biological unity and diversity; competence in analytical, investigative and communication skills appropriate to the biological discipline; the ability to recognize and formulate effective responses to moral and ethical issues with biological dimensions. Creighton biology majors are also graduates with a broad liberal art education and compete successfully for jobs in the general economy. Alumni of the Biology department include physicians, dentists, deans of medical and graduate schools, research scientists, environmental analysts, nature center interpreters and teachers, as well as archbishops and presidents of major companies.
The Medical Anthropology at Creighton University major is designed to provide a usable skill set for health and health care in an increasingly complex world through taking seriously the important factor of culture. This cultural approach to health and health care makes the program unique and complementary with other health-related programs. With its emphasis on fieldwork and cultural analysis in light of biomedical knowledge, the program furthers the excellence of future healthcare professionals. The major also promotes strategies for equitable access to effective health care both domestically and globally.
Undergraduate Tuition: $30,848/year. Students can apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA.
Creighton offers a master’s of science degree and PhD in Biomedical Sciences. The course of study will focus almost exclusively on participating and conducting medical and healthcare-related research—students are placed in research laboratories during the first semester. Students have access to Creighton University’s renowned research facilities and laboratories and have opportunities to collaborate with and learn from Creighton’s nationally recognized faculty. The program is flexible and can be customized in a number of fields, including: Biochemistry and Bioorganic Chemistry; Bone Biology; Cancer Biology; Cell and Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology and Gene Regulation; and Neurobiology and Physiology.
For students looking to continue a career as a clinical anatomy teacher, incorporate clinical anatomy teaching into an academic career, or work in any number of healthcare professions, the Clinical Anatomy Master of Science (M.S.) through Graduate, Adult and Professional Studies at Creighton will provide the knowledge, skills and experience needed. Students will also be prepared to continue graduate studies or to pursue a medical degree. Courses included are human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy, pathology, surgery, radiology and embryology. Students have the opportunity to dissect the human body, attend autopsies and surgeries, and participate in case-based discussions. The program begins in August and takes 18 months to complete, including attending summer session the first year.
Creighton offers a master’s degree in Clinical and Translational Science. The field of Clinical & Translational Science seeks to find the quickest, most efficient route for the results of research to translate into new therapies, tools, and patient care practices in order to improve the quality of healthcare. The Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) at Creighton University is committed to the development of cutting-edge multidisciplinary clinical and translational research programs in a manner that builds upon current science strengths to help bring about an era of personalized medicine. The Center is a new and innovative resource to support and advance education, collaboration and research in clinical and translational science by pooling existing strengths and expertise together. The goal is to increase the number, quality and diversity of clinical and translational researchers and to promote research and intellectual exchanges among a diverse set of professionals who elicit novel approaches to area healthcare priorities. Additionally, the program seeks to foster long-term, bi-directional relationships with academic and community partners. An integral part of this commitment is to identify, educate, and create a mentored environment for developing the next generation of clinical and translational researchers into independent investigators as well as to engage the community in clinical research efforts.
The Medical Anthropology graduate program is coordinated by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, at Creighton's College of Arts and Sciences. All courses are delivered online. However, incoming students are required to participate in a four-day on-campus orientation before taking the first course. The Medical Anthropology program is designed to provide a usable skill set for health and health care in an increasingly complex world through taking seriously the important factor of culture. This cultural approach to health and health care makes the program unique and complementary with other health-related programs. With its emphasis on fieldwork and cultural analysis in the light of biomedical knowledge, the program furthers the excellence of healthcare professionals. The program promotes strategies for equitable access to effective health care both domestically and globally.
The master’s and doctoral programs in Medical Microbiology and Immunology through the Graduate, Adult and Professional Studies at Creighton provides excellent preparation for a career as a university professor, leading scientist with pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and/or a scientist within a government agency. Students can choose among several programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and will acquire a breadth of knowledge in the major disciplines of microbiology and then concentrate in a research area such as: Virology; Cellular and Molecular Immunology; Microbial Pathogenicity; Infectious Diseases; Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy; Microbial and Molecular Genetics; Microbial Physiology or Epidemiology; and Prions and Multiple Sclerosis.
Graduate Tuition: $14,080. Students can apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA.
Applied - 5,106
Admitted - 3,973 78%
Enrolled total - 977
Full Time: - 975
Part Time - 2
Test - 25th % - 75th %
SAT Reading - 520 - 640
SAT Math - 550 - 660
SAT Writing - 510 - 620
ACT Composite - 24 - 30
ACT English - 24 - 31
ACT Math - 24 - 29
ACT Writing 7 9
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate - 88%
4-year graduation rate - 64%
6-year graduation rate - 75%
Nine Schools and Colleges
College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Graduate School, and Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions and University College.
Student-to-faculty ratio of 11-to-1.
More than 96 percent of our undergraduate students are employed, volunteering or attending graduate or professional school within eight months of graduation.
Undergraduate Programs and Majors:
Biomedical Sciences (MS/PhD)
Clinical Anatomy (MS)
Clinical and Translational Science (MS)
Medical Anthropology (MA)
Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MS/PhD)
Dual Degree Programs:
Clinical Anatomy (MS/MD)
Clinical and Translational Sciences (MS/MD)
Undergraduate: December 1st for scholarship consideration
Graduate: Varies based on program.
Students should apply online at: http://admissions.creighton.edu/ for undergraduate admission and https://www.creighton.edu/gradschool/adm...mission.