ASU and Creighton University partnership

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Beginning with the 2019 incoming class, applicants from Arizona State University will receive priority consideration for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Physical Therapy or Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs at Creighton University.

All applicants from ASU who qualify for priority consideration for admission will be guaranteed an interview pending verification of required credentials during the admission process*.

The Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions will also reserve 20 positions in each first-year pharmacy class for ASU candidates who meet the guaranteed interview criteria and interview successfully. Applicants who are unable to meet the specified GPA, prerequisite requirements or the specified deadline will be reviewed on an individual basis.

* Qualifying for a guaranteed interview may not result in guaranteed admission. During the interview, students must express an appropriate rationale for the profession of pharmacy and demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills necessary for the study and practice of pharmacy similar to that expected of other candidates.

Doctor of Pharmacy

A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University prepares graduates to provide a level of care that treats the whole person. Students will expand their knowledge of disease state management, disease prevention, patient outcomes and wellness in a program that reflects changes in the practice of pharmacy and pharmaceutical care. Graduates of the program are well-positioned for employment in a wide range of health service settings, including private businesses, hospitals, clinics, and government, military, academic and research institutions.


General admission requirements

Any ASU student who does not qualify for priority admission consideration is still welcome and strongly encouraged to apply for admission through regular application process with the Creighton University Doctor of Pharmacy program. Admission requirements for the agreement include:

01

Earn a bachelor's degree by Aug. 1 prior to enrollment at Creighton's School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

02

Enroll in and complete all pre-pharmacy requirements at ASU prior to entering the program. College credit earned prior to high school graduation does disqualify applicants.

03

Maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA on all college coursework (where 4.00="A").

04

Complete 16 prerequisite credit hours in the sciences by the end of the semester in which the application to the program is submitted.

05

Complete all prerequisite courses by Aug. 1, prior to enrollment at the Creighton School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

06

Satisfy all of the Creighton School of Pharmacy and Health Professions admission requirements found below.

Creighton School of Pharmacy and Health Professions admission requirements

  • PharmCAS application by Dec. 1 of the academic year prior to enrollment in the professional program.
  • Applicant statement (submitted via PharmCAS).
  • Two letters of recommendation (submitted via PharmCAS).
  • Actively work toward completion of all prerequisites listed below:

Creighton prerequisite course ASU equivalent course
General Biology I BIO 181: General Biology I (4 credit hours) OR BIO 281: Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors I (4 credit hours)
General Biology II BIO 182: General Biology II (4 credit hours) OR BIO 282: Conceptual Approaches to Biology for Majors II (4 credit hours)
General Chemistry I CHM 113: General Chemistry I with lab (4 credit hours) OR CHM 111 & CHM 117: General Chemistry for Majors I (4 credit hours)
General Chemistry II CHM 116: General Chemistry II with lab (4 credit hours) OR CHM 112 & CHM 118: General Chemistry for Majors II (4 credit hours)
Organic Chemistry I CHM 233 & CHM 237: General Organic Chemistry I with Lab (4 credit hours) OR CHM 333 & CHM 337: Organic Chemistry for Majors I (4 credit hours)
Organic Chemistry II CHM 234 & CHM 238: General Organic Chemistry II with Lab (4 credit hours) OR CHM 334 & CHM 338: Organic Chemistry for Majors II (4 credit hours)
Human Anatomy BIO 201: Human Anatomy and Physiology I & BIO 202: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (8 credit hours)
Calculus MAT 270: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4 credit hours)
English Composition I ENG 101: First-Year Composition (3 credit hours)
English Composition II ENG 102: First-Year Composition (3 credit hours)
Speech COM 225: Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
Psychology PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
Microeconomics ECN 212: Microeconomic Principles (3 credit hours)

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Beginning in 1993, the Creighton Doctor of Physical Therapy program was the first in the nation to offer the clinical doctorate in entry-level physical therapy education. The curriculum continues to evolve through integrated course content that reflects the dynamic and ever-changing health care landscape. Experienced faculty are national and international leaders in their areas of expertise who strive to mentor students to be the next leaders in the physical therapy profession. They are committed to leadership in clinical doctoral education through academic excellence, scholarly contributions to the profession, service to the local and international community, and fostering moral agency and professional values within our graduates.

physical therapy

General admission requirements

To qualify for priority admission consideration and one of the reserved seats for ASU students, ASU admission candidates must meet the following criteria:

01

Earn a bachelor's degree by Aug. 1 prior to enrollment at Creighton SPAHP..

02

Complete all Creighton physical therapy prerequisite courses at ASU by Aug. 1 prior to enrollment at Creighton SPAHP.

03

Maintain a 3.50 cumulative GPA on all college coursework (where 4.00="A").

04

Complete biology, chemistry and at least one semester of physics by the end of the semester in which application to the program is submitted. You must complete 16 of the 27 prerequisite science courses or equivalent prior to the application deadline.

05

Achieve a minimum combined score of 300 on quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE.

06

Satisfy all Creighton SPAHP admission requirements found below by Oct. 1, prior to intended term of enrollment.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Since launching the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program in 1999, Creighton University has set new standards in the profession. It was the nation’s first entry-level OTD program and the first innovative hybrid pathways program. The unique interprofessional approach to health care focuses on patient care, values-centered teaching by an exceptional faculty and a deep commitment to community service.

occupational therapy

General admission requirements

To qualify for priority admission consideration and one of the reserved seats for ASU students, ASU admission candidates must meet the following criteria by Oct. 1 prior to the intended term of enrollment:

01

Earn a bachelor's degree by Aug. 1 prior to enrollment at Creighton SPAHP.

02

Maintain a 3.25 overall GPA on all college coursework (where 4.00="A").

03

Satisfy all Creighton SPAHP admission requirements found below.

Creighton School of Pharmacy and Health Professions admission requirements

  • Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OCTAS) application (all sections). 
  • Supplemental Creighton questions (available through OTCAS after student has designated Creighton as a school to which they want to apply).
  • Applicant statement.
  • Three letters of recommendation (submitted through OTCAS). 
  • Official transcript from each institution the applicant has attended and/or is currently attending.
  • Actively working toward completion of all prerequisites listed below.
Creighton prerequisite course ASU equivalent course
Theology, Philosophy, Ethics (or religion/logic) PHI 103: Principles of Sound Reasoning (3 credit hours) OR PHI 105: Introduction to Ethics (3 credit hours)
Culture, Ideas, Civilization (history, world religions, American studies, world literature, women's studies) Multiple course options—request list.
Human Anatomy BIO 201: Human Anatomy and Physiology I & BIO 202: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (8 credit hours)
Psychology PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
Psychology (human development or abnormal) CDE 232: Human Development OR PSY 341: Developmental Psychology OR PSY 366: Abnormal Psychology (3 credit hours)
English Composition ENG 101: First-Year Composition (3 credit hours)
Statistics STP 226: Elements of Statistics OR PSY 230: Introduction to Statistics
Medical Terminology (1 hour) Work with Creighton University to determine how to meet this prerequisite. 402-280-2662 or phaadmis@creighton.edu