Tuition & Scholarships


Financial commitment goes with the territory of a graduate education. The good news is, based on our academic quality and cost of attendance, Creighton University is ranked No. 1 in the Midwest region and a “Best Value” by U.S. News & World Report.

The actual cost of your graduate degree at Creighton depends on the graduate program you are pursuing. Review tuition and fees for all programs for detailed information.

To help make your graduate education more affordable, we encourage you to explore financial assistance options. A limited number of Graduate scholarships and fellowships are also available.

Because we are a Catholic and Jesuit university, dedicated to students and learning, we offer special rates for graduate students in ministry and education:

Tuition and Scholarships

Ministry Remission

Full-time or part-time clergy, religious, parish administrators, pastoral ministers, catechists, ministers with youth, elderly, family, prisoners, deacons, etc., enrolled in graduate programs in Ministry, Theology, or Spirituality may take up to nine credit hours per semester during the regular academic year and unlimited hours in the summer at 50% off regular tuition. Apply for PDF iconministry tuition remission.

Teachers and School Administrators

If you’re a full-time teacher or school administrator you may take summer courses at Creighton at a 50 percent discount. You must complete the PDF iconApplication for Teacher Improvement form within one week of registering.

Education Students

  • Secondary Education Certification Program: If you’re a college graduate, you can complete professional education courses at Creighton in a post-baccalaureate certificate program at a 50% discount.
  • Special Education Certification Program: If you have teaching certificates in either elementary or secondary education, you can take the necessary EDU courses to obtain K-6 or 7-12 special education certification at a 50% discount.
  • Religious Education K-12 Teaching Endorsement: Sponsored by the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Omaha and Creighton University Education Department, this 50% discount is offered to current teachers and administrators who want to earn a secondary endorsement in Religious Education.
  • Elementary Education Discount: If you have a bachelor’s degree and wish to complete elementary education certification requirements, you’re eligible for a 50% discount.

graduate scholarships/awards

Graduate Scholarships are reserved for specially qualified or needy students who have completed their undergraduate work with distinction and show promise of successfully engaging in graduate research. These scholarships are intended to facilitate graduate study. 

Please click here for detailed information about our graduate scholarships or contact the Graduate Dean’s Office for application procedures. 

Phone: 402.280.2424 or 800.637.4279
Fax: 402.280.2423
gradschool [at] creighton [dot] edu