Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
(866) 717-6365
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Creighton University was established in 1878 with only 120 students and a handful of instructors. The institution has long been associated with the Jesuits, who represented a portion of the students, instructors, and sponsors, and is currently one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The U.S. News & World Report ranked Creighton University No. 1 in Regional Universities (Midwest), No. 1 in Best Value Schools, and No. 2 in Up-and-Coming Schools in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The school’s occupational therapy program ranked 15th in the U.S. News’ best grad school rankings. Creighton University enrolls more than 7,700 students and has an average freshman retention rate of 88% — which is one indicator of student success.

Programs Offered

Recognizing the challenges of obtaining a higher level degree working professionals face, Creighton University designed several degree programs to be offered entirely online. Adult students can earn a degree and receive the same quality of education as traditional students while working full time without ever setting foot on campus. Creighton University offers degrees at the master and doctoral level in information technology, leadership, public health, occupational therapy, and more. The college’s virtual classroom gives students a taste of the professional aspects of their career and the preparation necessary for advancement. Students can access their classroom at any time of day or night to complete and submit assignments, participate in group discussions, and take tests.


Creighton University is accredited as a degree-granting institution by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC, NCACS). The university also holds specialized accreditation from six organizations.


Although admission requirements vary depending on the specific program, most applicants are expected to meet minimum standards for graduate level admission. Candidates must submit a completed admissions application along with the necessary supporting documents for their specific program. This generally includes official transcripts from previous college course work, recommendation letters from individuals qualified to represent the candidate’s personal and professional abilities, and graduate entrance exams such as the GRE, GMAT, or MAT. International applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English as a second language (if applicable) through TOEFL scores. To view specific admission requirements for each program, view the list of programs here.

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