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Natural Science Doctoral Degrees

Contribute new findings to your field with a natural science doctoral degree

The Creighton University School of Medicine’s mission is to improve the human condition with a diverse body of students, faculty and staff who provide excellence in educating learners, health care professionals, and the public; advancing knowledge; and, providing comprehensive patient care. That’s why our doctoral degree programs in natural science give students opportunities to gain practical experience in state-of-the-art labs and work closely with nationally recognized faculty on ground-breaking research.

Natural science doctoral research at Creighton is mission oriented. Faculty members in each department, from biomedical sciences, to pharmacology, to medical microbiology and immunology, are encouraged to work together to advance the field and promote wellness for all individuals.

Creighton’s faculty do more than teach and research. They develop students as individuals, serving as mentors and advisors for their graduate students. With such a deep understanding of their students, they can develop practical, impactful programs that give students the tools to succeed before and after graduate school.

Collaborative Research

Collaboration between accomplished faculty and graduate students drives much of the research and scholarship at Creighton. Learn more about how you can observe or participate in research you’re passionate about alongside nationally recognized faculty researchers.

Explore earning your doctorate in natural science 

Find a research doctorate that fits your goals below and click through to learn what it covers, its duration, method (online or on-campus) and more.

Biomedical Sciences

  • Create an individualized degree based on your research interests under the guidance of Creighton’s talented faculty who lead the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences program. Possible topics range from cancer biology to gene regulation and more.

Medical Microbiology and Immunology

  • Advance your understanding of the smallest physiological systems, their defenses and mechanisms, and the scientific method through Creighton’s Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology program.


  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms of drugs and their effects on physiological systems through Creighton’s Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology program.

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