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Creighton Graduate Programs Recognized by U. S. News and World Report

The U.S. News 2015 Best Graduate Schools lists several of Creighton University’s graduate programs in its annual rankings. The rankings evaluate more than 1,300 programs in business, law, medicine, engineering and education—including specialties within each discipline.

Creighton schools,colleges and programs recognized include:

  • Occupational Therapy: #15
  • Physical Therapy: #16
  • Heider College of Business, Finance Program: #22
  • Pharmacy: #37
  • College of Nursing: #64 
  • Occupational Therapy, Alaska Pathway: #69
  • School of Medicine: #73, Research #71
  • Heider College of Business: Part-time MBA, #105
  • School of Law: #115
  • Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology: #139

The rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. To gather peer assessment, deans, program directors and senior faculty were asked to judge the academic quality of programs in their field. Statistical indicators focused on two categories: inputs, or measures of the qualities that students and faculty bring to the educational experience and outputs, measures of graduates’ achievements linked to their degrees.

“There is no university in the country like Creighton in terms of size, array of professional and graduate programs, and strong commitment to Jesuit values. At Creighton these programs benefit from an interdisciplinary approach using faculty, resources and skills across nine colleges and schools on a walkable campus,’’said Ed O’Connor, Ph. D., Creighton’s provost.