5 reasons students choose Creighton University graduate programs
There are many factors to consider when evaluating graduate programs. Going back to school is a big, exciting decision that you don’t want to make on a whim. But how do you really know when a school is the right fit for your lifestyle and goals?
Year after year, hundreds of students choose to further their education with Creighton University graduate programs. We welcome scholars from all walks of life, including new college grads, military veterans, working parents, career changers, academics and more.
Anyone with a passion for continual learning, growth and service can find a home in the Creighton University community. Keep reading to discover how our programs meet the needs of all types of learners.
5 impressive features of Creighton University graduate programs
Every Creighton graduate student has unique goals and circumstances. As diverse as their backgrounds may be, there are a handful of common reasons they choose our programs.
1. Practical, challenging and flexible program options
No matter which program you pick, you can be sure that it’s designed to be rigorous yet attainable for even the busiest adult learner. Cultivation of the “whole person” and the continued development of well-rounded individuals are key tenets of every program.
To meet the needs of modern learners, Creighton provides flexible instruction options, including in-person, hybrid and fully online modalities. Our graduate program offerings include more than 20 graduate certificate programs, 35 master’s programs and five doctoral programs.
These span different schools and colleges:
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Heider College of Business
- College of Professional and Continuing Education
- College of Nursing
- School of Medicine
- School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
- School of Dentistry
- School of Law
2. Top-ranked education at a competitive cost
After 16 consecutive years as the No. 1 University in the Midwest, Creighton has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Colleges” in the nation. The same institution named us one of the Best Global Universities in 2023. Our graduate programs and online business programs are also ranked among the top 20 in their respective categories.
“Creighton has a strong reputation,” says Kelsey Haswell, a Creighton MBA graduate who went on to enroll in the school’s EdD program. “I had people come to me and say, ‘I know you went to Creighton so I know you have the skills above and beyond what you really need to be able to excel.’”
Despite the reputation and accolades, we believe a Creighton graduate degree should be accessible to all who are interested. We work closely with students to find ways to finance their education to help make our programs affordable. In fact, U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance have all named Creighton a “Best Value” school, factoring in the high academic quality and reasonable cost.
3. Supportive and attentive staff
Graduate school is a significant undertaking. It can make all the difference in the world to have people who believe in you and are there to help. As a Creighton graduate student, you’ll never have to navigate your higher education path alone.
“I thought I was way out of my league here, but with the help of my academic coach, my perception of how hard it would be to go back to school changed,” says Darling Handlos, graduate of Creighton’s College of Professional Studies. “I’m so glad I did it!”
Our student support professionals — including the admissions team, academic coaches and career advisors — are all dedicated to helping you succeed in graduate school. Whether you’re an online or on-campus scholar, you have full access to their help and guidance.
4. Expert faculty who are invested in your success
At Creighton, our graduate faculty not only know their students’ names, but they also know their aspirations. Our 11-to-1 student-faculty ratio ensures that your instructors and mentors are available to offer the support and guidance you need to succeed.
“You have professors who really care about you as a person and also help guide you on your journey to where you can make the largest impact,” Haswell shares.
As scholar-practitioners with deep professional experience and lived expertise, our 300+ faculty members are well equipped to connect you with learning, research and even career opportunities. They embody the Creighton mission by treating each student as a unique and whole individual and helping them navigate our complex world with an ethical perspective.
5. A highly inclusive alumni network that spans the globe
One of the other undeniable benefits of earning a Creighton degree is the access and integration into our tight-knit community. Beyond the peers you’ll make in class, you’ll also get access to our international network of talented and successful alumni. Our 2021-2022 graduate student body represented:
- 49 states and the District of Columbia
- 23 countries
- 2 U.S. territories
Joining the Bluejay family makes you part of a wide-reaching group of peers who can be invaluable connections for advice, mentorship, career opportunities and more.
Turn your passion into purpose with a Creighton graduate degree
It’s clear there are many good reasons to choose Creighton University graduate programs. If you’re ready to join the ranks of our passionate and influential alumni, it’s time to find a program that can help you meet your personal and professional goals.
“With whatever time we have on this planet, I think we’re obligated to give and to be the best that we can be — and Creighton will challenge you to do just that,” says Creighton alumnus Charles Thomas Jr., MS, EdD.
Find your perfect fit by exploring our graduate degree offerings.
Looking for more inspiration? Browse our student success stories to see how Creighton grads are making a difference.