Clinical Anatomy (Master of Science)

Program Availability

If you’re looking to continue your career as a clinical anatomy teacher, incorporate clinical anatomy into your academic career, or work in any number of healthcare professions, the Master of Science (MS) in clinical anatomy from Creighton University will give you the knowledge, skills and experience you need. The degree is also great preparation for continued graduate studies or medical, dental or other health sciences professional degrees.

You’ll take courses in human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy, pathology, surgery, radiology and embryology. You’ll have the opportunity to dissect the human body, attend autopsies and surgeries and participate in case-based discussions. The 18-month program begins in August and includes summer session the first year.


Knowledge of clinical human anatomy, especially when coupled with research capabilities in related fields, provides excellent credentials for tenure-track positions in higher education. If your ultimate goal is a career in medicine, dentistry or another healthcare profession, this program will afford you a unique opportunity to study anatomy—the “basis of medicine”—in depth.

Projected national shortages of highly trained professionals in medical and teaching fields continue to fuel demand and have led to phenomenal growth in the MS in clinical anatomy program at Creighton.

What You'll Learn

  • In-depth human anatomy
  • Clinical anatomy skills that will serve you well in the health professions or education
  • Lecture techniques, clinical correlations and the proper and safe preparation and use of preserved and fresh tissue for anatomical demonstration


Student Organizations

  • Clinical Anatomy Organizations and Activities

    The CGCA addresses the concerns and interests of the graduate clinical anatomy student community. A variety of social and professional events geared toward students interested in pursuing careers as clinical anatomy teachers

Admissions Requirements

Application deadline: April 15 (strict deadline). We encourage you to apply early, as the application process can take several weeks to complete.

Applicants who have applied to the School of Medicine MD program can request that their file to be sent to us. Contact the School of Medicine admissions officer at KathySlattery [at] creighton [dot] edu.

Admission requirements:

Applicants holding a Bachelor of Science degree with a science emphasis and a GPA of at least 3.0 are preferred. An application should include:

  • Completed application and non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Three letters of recommendation:  Please use the online application[CUD1] ). The recommendations should be completed and submitted by persons other than family members who are capable of assessing an applicant’s performance in an academic or work setting.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or other professional test such as MCAT or DAT
  • If you are an international applicant, living in a country where English is not the primary language of instruction, you must demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 90 iBT (557 PBT) or a minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6). You are not required to submit a TOEFL score report if you received your baccalaureate or a higher degree from an accredited institution in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Africa (English-speaking only).

Tuition & Scholarships

Related Programs