Mission & Goals
Creighton University, St. John

Jesuit higher education in the 21st century seeks one common goal: to embody the Creator’s love for humankind through self‐improvement and service to others. With its spiritual foundation, its insistence on excellence, and its capacity for adaptation, contemporary Jesuit education is committed to the student as well as to service to the community at large.

Following the original directive of Saint Ignatius, the founder of Jesuit education, to “meet people where they are,” the College of Professional Studies extends the commitments and resources of the University beyond traditional academic boundaries. Working with a diverse population of nontraditional students, the College provides flexible access to courses, while maintaining academic rigor.  Offering full or part-time schedules, day and evening courses, and online or on-campus delivery allows adult learners the ability to choose a degree program that best fits their interests as well as their busy lives. 

Mission Statement

The College of Professional Studies provides a values-centered education for its students in an atmosphere of concern for the individual, participates in the Catholic and Jesuit mission of Creighton, and extends the commitments and resources of the University beyond traditional academic boundaries.


The goals of the College of Professional Studies provide the framework for each student’s educational experience and for the assessment of student learning outcomes of CPS programs. 

At the completion of their program, graduates will:

  • Demonstrate disciplinary competence with a global perspective in service to others;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical and imaginative problem-solving in their field of study;
  • Demonstrate ethical decision making, service, and civic responsibility in accordance with the Judeo-Christian tradition and Ignatian values;
  • Respectfully and effectively communicate information through multiple modes of expression;
  • Demonstrate deliberative reflection for lifelong personal and professional formation; and
  • Demonstrate an ability to work effectively and in solidarity across the distinctions of human diversity.