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Administration & Leadership

Letter from the Dean

At Creighton, we help our students thrive in a rigorous environment for an education and a network that will last a lifetime. When you earn a graduate degree from Creighton University, you can be confident you are receiving your degree from one of the best Jesuit universities in the nation—one that is continually recognized for excellence and value. Year after year, U.S. News & World Report ranks Creighton University among schools across the country and for our excellent online, graduate programs.

With 55+ graduate programs and dual degrees, Creighton University offers an award-winning education in a variety of disciplines. Our programs—spanning business, health care, leadership, humanities, natural science and more—provide the skills you need to become a leader in your field.

Grounded in our Jesuit, Catholic mission, we form graduates who have the wisdom, judgment and faith to work for a more just world and be responsive to societal needs.

At Creighton, you'll experience a sense of community, whether your program is online or on campus. In addition, graduate students feel supported through personal contact with a network of faculty scholars who provide personal care and uphold the values of excellence within the educational setting.

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Rev. Kevin T. Fitzgerald, SJ. PhD, PhD
Interim Dean of the Graduate School

“At Creighton, we don’t just believe in helping you advance your career with a graduate degree. We believe in helping you achieve your fullest potential so that you can truly make a difference in the world.”
— Rev. Kevin T. Fitzgerald, SJ. PhD, PhD | Interim Dean of the Graduate School

Leadership Team

A strong leadership team supports our 45+ graduate programs, ranging from leadership degree programs to health care degree programs. Our leaders are lifelong learners who have graduated from top universities. They share a commitment to helping students like you succeed.

Cindy Costanzo
Cindy Costanzo, PhD
Associate Professor,
Senior Associate Dean of the
Graduate School, College of Nursing
Luann Schwery
LuAnn Schwery, MS
Assistant Dean of the Graduate School


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