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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions from prospective and current students can be found below regarding COVID-19. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to gradschool@creighton.edu.

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All Students

What are Creighton University’s plans for Fall 2020 semester?

  • Creighton University plans to reopen its Omaha and Phoenix campuses for the fall semester.

    For graduate students taking on-campus courses in fall 2020, classes will begin on Aug. 17, there will be NO fall break and classes will conclude by Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. View the latest information on campus updates and campus protocols and requirements.

    For graduate students taking online courses in fall 2020, the courses will be offered as planned in 7- and 8-week terms beginning Aug. 17. If a visit to campus is required during the fall semester, view the latest information for campus protocols and requirements.

What are Creighton University’s plans for Spring 2021 semester?

  • Creighton University plans to resume online and on-campus courses in Omaha and Phoenix for the spring semester. Please see the academic calendars for additional information.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

ADMISSION & APPLICATION

Is Creighton University Graduate School still accepting applications?

  • Creighton University Graduate School continues to accept applications for future semesters, including Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Please contact an enrollment specialist if you have specific questions about a program, course delivery or the application process.

What is the best way to send my transcripts to complete my admission application? 

  • The Graduate Admissions team is highly encouraging individuals to request and submit transcripts electronically. Official transcript(s) requested electronically should be sent to EnrollmentServices@creighton.edu.

What if the school I’m requesting official transcripts from is closed or not sending official transcripts at this time? 

  • If you are unable to obtain an official transcript at this time, please contact a Graduate enrollment specialist at 402.280.2703 to discuss your options.

CAMPUS VISITS & EVENTS

Can I visit campus?

  • Creighton University Graduate School is currently only offering phone appointments and virtual meetings to answer any questions regarding specific programs, course delivery or the application process. Check calendar availability and schedule a call with an enrollment specialist.

    If you have questions prior to scheduling a phone appointment or virtual meeting, please don’t hesitate to email gradschool@creighton.edu or call 402-280-2703.

Is Creighton University Graduate School still hosting on-campus/in-person events? 

  • Creighton Graduate School is currently hosting virtual/online events for Fall 2020. Upcoming online webinars hosted by enrollment specialists, program directors and graduate faculty are listed on our events page. Visit our website for relevant programming, dates and registration details.

How do I get in touch with a program director or faculty about my program of interest?  

  • Although we may not be able to schedule an in-person visit with faculty at this time, Creighton Graduate School is committed to providing virtual support to all prospective students. Please contact a Graduate enrollment specialist regarding your request and they will coordinate a phone appointment or virtual meeting.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Will I still be able to get my I-20 and have support for the visa process?

  • Yes, we are still sending out I-20s and the instructions on how to obtain your I-20 can be found in your application portal. If you have questions about the documents needed, or the next steps for your visa, please contact the Global Engagement office at 402.280.2221 or by email at GlobalEngagement@creighton.edu.

CURRENT STUDENTS

On-campus courses for fall 2020 will begin on Aug. 17, there will be NO fall break and classes will conclude by Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. Students coming to campus are expected to follow campus safety protocols and requirements.

For graduate students taking online courses in fall 2020, the courses will be offered as planned in 7- and 8-week terms beginning Aug. 17. If a visit to campus is required during the fall semester, view the latest information for campus protocols and requirements.

If your program involves laboratory research, please work with your supervisor/major advisor so that you understand the guidelines and safety protocols for conducting research.

Heider College of Business

Creighton Heider College of Business has made the decision to move all Fall 2020 graduate courses to an online format.

Current students, if you have any questions regarding the decision or how it affects your current program, please reach out to the Chris Karasek, Assistant Dean for Heider graduate programs.

Prospective students, if you have any questions regarding this decision or about continuing your education at Creighton University, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Eric Nordmeyer, Assistant Director of Recruitment for Heider graduate programs.

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