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Justice and Peace Studies (Minor)

Creighton’s Justice and Peace Studies minor complements any major and empowers you to advance justice, peace, and environmental sustainability in any career. The Jesuit framework facilitates vocational discernment about how you feel called to change the world. The interdisciplinary coursework in social ethics strengthens your application medical school, law school, graduate school, and employment opportunities.

The Justice and Peace Studies minor seeks to “educate the whole person of solidarity for the real world,” in the words of Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, former superior general of the Jesuits.

The minor is part of Creighton’s Jesuit, Catholic commitment to helping students become women and men for and with others.

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Program Details

The interdisciplinary JPS minor strengthens medical, law, and graduate school applications, enhances career prospects in any field, and empowers each student to become their most authentic self.

Students in pre-health sciences recognize the need for compassionate care. Students in pre-law refine their understanding of justice.

Students considering graduate school, seeking employment, or unsure of their next step discern and pursue opportunities that utilize their talents, bring them joy, and serve others.


There are 18 credits involved in the justice and peace studies minor.

Admissions Requirements

Minor Requirements

  • A student may not declare a minor until he or she has been accepted into a major. Students declare minors with the minor declaration form.
  • Eighteen credits of coursework are required to complete a minor. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in courses toward the minor.

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

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