Admission Requirements


Creighton University Students

The admissions requirements for graduate programs at Creighton University vary depending on which of our more than 40 graduate programs you are interested in pursuing. For more information about the admissions requirements for your program, please contact the registrar’s office or the program director for your academic area of interest.

General Requirements

To apply to graduate school at Creighton University, you must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. If you have an undergraduate degree, but are unable to meet all of the requirements for graduate work, you may be admitted on a conditional basis and required to take further undergraduate coursework.


Your graduate program of choice may require you to take the GRE, which you can do at test centers around the world. You’ll then need to request that your score come directly to Creighton from ETS, which administers the GRE. The Creighton school code is 6121. You’ll want to reference your academics program to see if you are required to take the GMAT instead.

International Applicants

English Language Proficiency Requirements

English Language Proficiency is an important part of the application process for those whose first language is not English. The Faculty Admission Committee for each Creighton Graduate Program has the discretion to determine individual standards for how this requirement will be met using one or more of the following:

  • Your English language exam scores. See below for the exams currently allowed and minimum scores accepted.
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Barbados, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guam, Ireland, Jamaica, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Scotland, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, and Virgin Islands.
  • Individual Graduate Programs have the discretion to utilize face-to-face interviews or other means to verify that English language proficiency has been met.
TOEFL Score IELTS Score Duolingo Score
90 or above (no section below 20) Overall 6.5 (no section below 6.0) 61 or above


Certification of Available Finances

International applicants who are formally admitted must complete and submit a Certification of Available Finances Form through the Global Engagement Office.

Non-Degree Seeking Student

If you want to take graduate-level courses but aren’t seeking a graduate degree from Creighton you may apply through our Non-Degree Seeking Student admissions application.