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Natural Science Master's Degrees

Discover how you can make the world a better place through scientific research

The Creighton University School of Medicine’s mission is to develop highly skilled future medical professionals and discover the latest developments in medicine. That’s why our master’s degree programs in natural science give students opportunities to gain practical experience in state-of-the-art labs and work closely with nationally recognized faculty on ground-breaking research.

Natural science research at Creighton is mission oriented. Faculty members in each department are encouraged to work together to advance the field and promote wellness for all individuals.

Creighton’s faculty do more than teach and research, though. They develop students as individuals, serving as mentors and advisors for their graduate students. With such a deep understanding of their students, they can develop practical, impactful programs that give students the tools to succeed before and after graduate school.

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Collaboration between accomplished faculty and graduate students drives much of the research and scholarship at Creighton. Learn more about how you can observe or participate in research you’re passionate about alongside nationally recognized faculty researchers.

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Explore your options for a master’s degree in natural science

Click through below to learn what each degree covers, its duration, method and more.

Biomedical Sciences (MS) 

Completion of this biological science degree prepares individuals for research careers in academia, institutes, or industry. The programs employ a multi-disciplinary approach using our research, courses, and facilities to cater to the career needs and research interests of the individual student in diverse areas of study.

Medical Sciences (MS)

The program curriculum has two tracks: clinical anatomy and biomedical sciences. Coursework covers human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy, pathology, surgery, radiology, histology, and embryology as related to clinical practice. Students have opportunities to dissect the entire body, to attend autopsies and surgeries, and to participate in case-based discussions of regional anatomy.

Medical Microbiology & Immunology (MS) 

This life science degree program is designed for medical scientists and educators who are ready to take the next step in their careers. With a combination of course work and laboratory experience, this master’s program will prepare students for opportunities teaching at the undergraduate level or participating in research in as little as two years.

Medical Physics (MS)

This program provides didactic training in the fundamentals of medical and health physics, radiobiology, radiological physics and radiation dosimetry, nuclear medicine, medical imaging, as well as research (thesis option) and clinical experience (clinical rotations in local hospitals) to provide the experience needed by practicing medical physicists.

Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS)

The program of study is tailored to the individual needs of each student and is based on the background and career objectives of each student. The program provides the opportunity for students to specialize in the following areas: pharmacology, toxicology, pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, medicinal chemistry, and social and administrative pharmacy.

Pharmacology (MS)

Upon successful completion of this program, the individual will be prepared for careers in research and education in the field of pharmacology. Acquiring expertise in the broad field of pharmacology requires an interdisciplinary approach; and therefore, the student may choose to concentrate his or her studies in numerous specialized areas of pharmacology.

Physics (MS)

This natural science degree program is flexible and designed to combine a solid grounding in Physics with adaptability to a wide range of student interests and career objectives. Graduates of four-year liberal arts colleges are of special interest to the Physics faculty, as are secondary-school and junior-college teachers who wish to enrich their background in physics.