The department occupies 16,000 square feet of space in modern buildings. More than three-quarters of the available space is used for research laboratories, which are completely equipped with all essential facilities, including a BSL-3 biocontainment facility. There is also a centrally located departmental pool of major equipment. Ample space is provided for each student. Well-appointed animal quarters and an animal operating room are available. The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at St. Joseph Hospital is well equipped for extensive instruction in diagnostic microbiology, immunopathology, and viral serology. The Health Sciences Library has more than 210,000 volumes and currently receives 1,600 serials.
All states and fifty-four countries are represented in the Creighton student body. The University enrolls nearly 6,500 students, of whom more than 500 are members of the graduate division. There are usually between 7 and 10 graduate students in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology.
Cost of Study
Graduate tuition is $703 per semester hour for 2011-2012. Students typically enroll for 8 hours of course work each semester.
Financial aid is generally available in the form of stipends and/or remission of tuition.
Completed applications must be on file with the Graduate School on or before February 1 for consideration for admission in the fall semester. Applications should include transcripts, scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations, and three letters of recommendation. Written correspondence should be addressed to:
Patrick C. Swanson, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68178