frequently asked questions

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Thank you for your interest in Creighton University. Outlined below are a number of frequently asked questions about our online degree programs.  

What programs does Creighton University Online offer?

Creighton University offers more than 30 online certificates, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Browse all of our online program offerings. 

What is a Jesuit education?

As a Jesuit university, Creighton promotes principles of service, social justice and self-reflection. While these principles extend into the student experience, coursework is not explicitly religious in nature, nor is it partial to any specific faith tradition. Learn more about our Jesuit tradition

Is Creighton University accredited? 

Yes, Creighton University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting agency for the region in which the University is situated. 

What kind of personal support is available? 

As a Creighton University online student, you will have a designated academic coach who is ready to help you with any issues or questions that may arise throughout your journey at Creighton University. 

What are the technology requirements for online programs? 

What type of technical support is available? 

Creighton University’s online programs have a dedicated MyIT technical support team made up of technology professionals committed to supporting the technical needs of our students. They are available to assist you with any computer issues that could prevent you from completing your work. 

MyIT business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST (Monday-Thursday) and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST (Friday). Outside normal business hours, calls will be handled by our service partner, TierPoint. TierPoint is available to handle most password reset requests and troubleshoot common computer issues. Together, MyIT and TierPoint provide 24/7 support. 

Contact MyIT Service Desk: 
Phone: 402.280.1111 or 800.329.1111 
Email: doit4students [at] creighton [dot] edu 

Is advising available for all students? 

Yes. Each student receives a customized curriculum plan and can set up a telephone appointment to speak with an academic coach whenever assistance is needed.

What is the admissions process? 

A program admissions committee will recommend admission after weighing the application, background, interest and promise of the prospective student. Students will receive notification from Creighton University regarding final action and status of the application. 

Is financial aid available? 

Yes. We are dedicated to helping you get the maximum assistance for which you qualify. We have a committed team that is here to make the financial aid process easy to understand and as stress-free as possible. Our staff will guide you through all the necessary steps that are needed to apply. 

Is earning a degree online right for me? 

Earning your graduate degree online from Creighton University is a great way to contribute something meaningful to the world and explore new career opportunities without sacrificing time with your family, career, or other activities. Online classes allow you to do your coursework when and where it’s most convenient for you, with flexibility to accommodate your other responsibilities.

If you’re not sure, take this quiz

How do online courses work?

Online courses are facilitated through an online learning system that students access at their convenience. Although online students are not required to attend class at a certain time or day of the week, they still follow a traditional syllabus which maps out when assignments and projects should be completed. Much of the student and faculty interaction takes place in online discussion boards, and often results in a richer learning experience than in a typical classroom.

How and when do I get started? 

We review applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. You can request more information about a specific program, or begin your application today.