Admission Requirements


Creighton University Students

Ready to start your journey toward a graduate degree from Creighton? Your first step is to submit your completed application in order to be considered for admittance.

Admission Requirements

A complete list of admission requirements for your program can be found by visiting its program page. In general, most of Creighton’s graduate programs require you, at minimum, to have or provide the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher. Some programs require a higher GPA and/or that you earned a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Official transcripts from all educational institutions attended
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement. Specific requirements are provided in the application
  • Letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members who can speak to your performance in an academic or professional setting. The number of letters required varies by program. Specific requirements are provided in the application

Some programs may have additional requirements that must be met. For example, some programs also require GRE, GMAT, Praxis, or other test scores. Find a complete list of admission requirements by visiting the program page for your intended field of study and taking note of the Admission Requirements section.

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Conditional Admission

Do you have an undergraduate degree, but you are unable to meet the other requirements for your program? You may be eligible to be admitted on a conditional basis. Conditional admission allows you to complete up to six credit hours of graduate-level coursework before gaining full admittance. See the program page for your intended field of study for more details. Not all programs offer conditional admission.

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

Nursing Programs Only 

TOEFL Score IELTS Score Duolingo Score
100 or above (no section below 20) Overall 7.0 (no section below 6.0) Not accepted at this time

Certification of Available Finances

International applicants who are formally admitted to an on-campus program must complete and submit a Certification of Available Finances Form through the Global Engagement Office.

Application Deadlines

In order to ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed in time for your intended start date, international applicants should submit their materials three months prior to the beginning of the class.

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.