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Master of Criminal Justice
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Master of Criminal Justice

Earn Your Criminal Justice Degree

This Master of Criminal Justice degree program prepares you for the next level of employment in the security, corrections, law enforcement, and human services fields. Coursework combines theory and practical, hands-on application.

Whether you take classes on campus or online, it's an interactive experience and not just a professor talking to the classroom.

At SAU, you'll have the chance to work closely with your instructors and participate in hands-on coursework that will give you the experience you'll need to be prepared for your new career – starting on Day One. During this 30-credit hour master's degree program, you will take courses such as:

• Criminology Theory
• Advanced Criminal Justice Statistics
• Crime Policy Analysis
• Justice Planning and Leadership
• Administration of Justice

Why Choose SAU?

At St. Ambrose University, you'll have the opportunity to learn from experienced instructors who have worked in the criminal justice field. Their on-the-job insights help add context to a curriculum that has been designed with today's criminal justice careers in mind.

Small class sizes offer you the chance to receive more individual attention from your instructors. In addition, you can form lasting relationships with your classmates as you move through the program together.



The Master of Criminal Justice program is ideal for those interested in upper-level careers in law enforcement, security, corrections and human services.

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Career Impact

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