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Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Different concepts from different perspectives can lead to a powerful understanding of the world around us.

What happens when faculty members from different graduate programs share resources and best practices, provide their unique viewpoints, and collaborate on program curriculums? Graduate students earn more than a degree or certification. Using the Ignatian values as a guide, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies strives to develop each student as a whole person, knowing that who they become is just as important as the degree or certification they earn.

Our faculty within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies come from backgrounds in business, health, education, law, and the arts and sciences. Together, their experiences and expertise provide graduate students with a robust interdisciplinary education. You’ll also learn alongside other students with backgrounds from various career fields and walks of life.

Our Mission

In living the mission of Creighton University, a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies offers graduate and undergraduate programs grounded in Ignatian principles and provides students a robust, transformative, and interdisciplinary educational experience. This approach develops students who use their knowledge to address the most demanding issues in today’s diverse communities and fields of professional practice. 

The following programs currently make up the Creighton University College of Professional and Continuing Education Department of Interdisciplinary Studies:

Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership

  • Cultivate your skills to become a better administrator, director, manager, or other top-ranking leader.

Master of Organizational Leadership

  • Make managing and developing businesses your strength. Offered with concentrations available in business leadership, healthcare leadership, and organizational leadership.

Bachelor of Science in Leadership

  • Develop the skills you need through courses in ethics, logistics, finance and theory. You’ll discover how to be an effective communicator, innovative leader and advocate for social justice.

Bachelor of Arts in Healthy Lifestyle Management

  • Gain the knowledge, skill and values to work with people on an individual level to improve their personal health and well-being, and prevent the onset and/or progression of chronic diseases.

Faculty and Staff

Monica Chapeau

Monica Chapeau

Cindy Costanzo

Cindy L. Costanzo, MS, PhD

Lydia Holtz

Lydia Holtz

James Martin

James R. Martin, PhD

  • Assistant Director, Reinert Library, Room 211 - Assistant Director, Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership
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  • 402.280.3413
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Gretchen Oltman

Gretchen Ann Oltman, JD, PhD

Graduate School 2019-2020 Annual Report

Despite the challenges the world faced as a result of COVID-19, Creighton University College of Professional Studies remained more committed than ever to ensuring we provided quality education to all of our students, whether they were enrolled in on campus or online programs. Our 2019-2020 Annual Report showcases the many ways in which the Graduate School, College of Professional Studies and Teaching & Learning Center continue striving to meet the University’s strategic priorities.