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Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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

What happens when faculty members from seven 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.

Read thought leadership from our Interdisciplinary Faculty

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 Graduate School 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.

Master of Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Gain the skillset you need to manage and resolve conflict in a variety of fields as well as your everyday life.

Master of Bioethics
Learn how to navigate ethical issues in health care from moral, legal, and social standpoints.

Master of Public Health
Discover the skills and strategies needed to begin or move up in a career caring for those without access to proper health care.

Master of Integrative Health and Wellness
See how you can improve the well-being of others and set them up on a lifelong journey of making good choices regarding their health.


Monica Chapeau
Administrative Assistant

Shannon Cox
Academic Coach

Lydia Holtz
Program Coordinator

Jodi Kava
Senior Program Administrator

Amy Kitt
Financial Analyst

Terri Mahaffey
Program Coordinator

Sarah Meisinger
Academic Coach




2040 Initiative

Creighton University Department of Interdisciplinary Studies is proud to offer our graduate students a unique, immersive learning experience that grows from our awareness that the nation is in the midst of unprecedented change. Developed by our esteemed faculty scholars, Creighton’s 2040 Initiative offers our students an interdisciplinary experience that spans educational opportunities and addresses the challenges that arise when dramatically changing demographic trends intersect with law and politics.

Learn More about Creighton’s 2040 Initiative

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.

Read the full report