Dean's Office


Amy Friedman Wilson, PharmD’95Welcome to the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. Our educational mission is to develop the best clinicians in pharmacy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Our focus is in the Jesuit (Ignatian) tradition, and we emphasize cura personalis, which is care for the whole person, with an emphasis on moral values and community service. This is our value-added proposition, and our faculty and staff members are dedicated to providing the highest level of education and service to our students.  

The more than 1,000 students enrolled in our programs come here for a reason. They are looking to find something greater, to be something greater and to create a greater world that is more compassionate and just. Our students see their professional goals as a calling.

Consistently named the number one Midwest master’s university by U.S. News & World Report, Creighton is a world-renowned pioneer in entry-level clinical doctorates in pharmacy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. We are also a nationally recognized leader in distance education in the health sciences. For instance, our Doctor of Pharmacy Distance Pathway is the first web-based distance entry-level program in the United States, and our graduates are highly desired by employers – with more than 75 percent receiving multiple job offers before they graduate. Our board pass-rates are consistently above the national average. Offered only at Creighton, our Doctor of Occupational Therapy Distance Pathway provides a unique learning experience.

We are leaders in interprofessional education (IPE) and community engagement, and we cultivate collaboration across the health sciences. We recently introduced the IPE 400 course, an innovative, web-based service model for all first-year health sciences students. It expands students’ skills and knowledge so they can effectively collaborate across health disciplines and deliver the best possible care to patients. This program is unique in the United States.

If you are looking for an outstanding learning experience, including the highest-level clinical experiences, research opportunities and service to others, we invite you to become part of the Creighton tradition of improving the health and lives of our fellow citizens.

Amy Friedman Wilson, PharmD’95
Interim Dean
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions