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Theology (Associate in Arts)

Deepen your understanding of faith with an associate degree in theology from Creighton University. Based in Jesuit, Catholic tradition, a Creighton education is one dedicated to reflection, exploration and service to others. In addition, Creighton is home to an active Jesuit community of teachers and scholars.

Those who earn an associate degree in theology are poised to take leadership roles in their church or nonprofit service organizations. Others seek a better academic and spiritual foundation as they enter seminary or pursue educational roles. To accommodate your busy life, we offer day and evening classes.

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Program Details

Creighton’s associate degree in theology enables graduates to:

  • Communicate effectively in theological research papers and oral presentations
  • Think critically about information, historical/intellectual contexts and theological issues
  • Integrate broad and diverse learning
  • Appreciate Christian, Catholic and Jesuit traditions in the context of historical, cultural and spiritual concerns
  • Make decisions according to coherent ethical principles


The curriculum includes courses such as:

  • Finding God In Daily Life: Prayer And Discernment
  • Catholicism: Creed and Question
  • Theology of the Church and Sacraments
  • Ultimate Questions: Jesus Christ, Yesterday and Today

Learn more about the curriculum.

Admissions Requirements

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.

Theta Alpha Kappa

  • Theta Alpha Kappa exists to encourage, recognize and maintain excellence in religious and/or theological studies within baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degree programs, and also within the academic profession of these studies.

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