Clinical Anatomy (Master of Science)

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Pursue your passion in health care.

Gain an in-depth understanding of anatomy and learn to apply it in an academic or clinical environment through Creighton University’s Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy program. This 18-month master’s program can lead to the next step in your career as a clinical anatomy teacher, further graduate study, or a career in a health care profession such as medicine or dentistry.

Graduates will gain a mastery of clinical anatomy concepts that they can apply to their career. The number of jobs that require a master’s degree in clinical anatomy are projected to rise more than 8 percent over the next decade with a median annual salary of $89,000.

Learn to care for the whole person – in more ways than one.

In this program, you’ll take courses in everything from human gross anatomy and neuroanatomy to pathology, surgery, radiology and embryology. Before working as a teaching assistant, you’ll have the opportunity to dissect the human body, attend autopsies and surgeries, and discuss critical scenarios with other students in your cohort.

True to Creighton’s dedication to Ignatian values, students in the clinical anatomy master’s program learn to care for the whole person – from a clinical and service standpoint. In addition to your coursework, you’ll take time to give back to the community through service projects with local high schools and community colleges.

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To earn the Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy degree at Creighton University, you must complete 36 credits:

  • Semester One (Students must begin in Fall Semester)
    • Human Gross Anatomy
    • Clinical Embryology
    • Current Topics in Clinical Gross Anatomy
  • Semester Two (Spring)
    • Human Neuroanatomy
    • Clinical Rotations and Discussion Group
    • Education Techniques in Clinical Anatomy
    • Current Topics in Clinical Gross Anatomy
  • Semester Three (Summer)
    • Anatomical Techniques and Topics
    • Education Techniques in Clinical Anatomy
    • Current Topics in Clinical Gross Anatomy
  • Semester Four (Fall)
    • Microscopic Anatomy
    • Teaching Practicum in Medical Anatomy
    • Current Topics in Clinical Gross Anatomy

Goals of the program along with detailed course descriptions can be found in Creighton’s course catalog.

Admissions Requirements

The requirements listed below apply to the Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy program only.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a science emphasis.
    • Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Completed application (including non-refundable $50 application fee)
    • Three letters of recommendation from persons other than family members who are capable of assessing an applicant’s performance in an academic or work setting.
    • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or other professional test such as MCAT or DAT
  • International Students: International applicants from countries in which English is not the primary language must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 90 iBT (557 PBT) or a minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6). Not required if you received your baccalaureate or a higher degree from an accredited institution in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Africa (English-speaking only).

Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition and Fees
Financial Aid
Scholarships offered by the University
Scholarships offered by third parties

For questions about financial aid, contact:
gpfinaid [at] creighton [dot] edu

Important Dates and Deadlines

Program Start Date

Application Deadline
April 15

Applicants are encouraged to submit their completed application early as the application process can take several weeks to complete. Applicants who have applied to the School of Medicine MD program can request to have their file sent to us. Contact Kathy Slattery, School of Medicine Admissions Officer, for assistance.

Student Organizations

The Creighton Graduate Clinical Anatomists organization addresses the concerns and interests of the graduate clinical anatomy student community. Members enjoy a variety of social and professional events geared toward students interested in pursuing careers at clinical anatomy teachers.

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