Newly inked agreements between Creighton University, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and Regis University in Denver demonstrate how cooperation between Jesuit universities expands educational opportunities, said Evan T. Robinson, RPh, PhD, FNAP, dean of Creighton’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.
The agreements grant priority consideration to Loyola Marymount students for acceptance into Creighton’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program beginning with the entering class of 2022, its Doctor of Pharmacy program beginning with the entering class of 2021, and its Doctor of Occupational Therapy program beginning with the entering class of 2022.
Applicants from Loyola Marymount will be guaranteed an interview in all three programs pending verification of their credentials.
The agreement with Regis University updates an earlier pact in order to guarantee four places in each entering class of Creighton’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.
“The development of these articulation agreements with Loyola Marymount University represent a great opportunity for students to start their pre-health education at LMU, and, based upon satisfying the admissions requirements, entering the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions here at Creighton University to continue their dreams of entering one of three health care professions,” said Robinson. “It is exciting for students to derive the benefits of both institutions and the continued engagement with our Jesuit values.”
Similarly, Robinson said, the agreement with Regis University reflects the impact of cooperation between Jesuit educational institutions.
“Our partnership with Regis University on the Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree has been an example of how a collaboration between two institutions can be enacted and focused on student success,” he said. “This articulation agreement deepens our partnership by ensuring four seats for pre-OTD students at Regis to — if they satisfy the admissions requirements — more seamlessly enter the program.”