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Master of Criminal Justice
Maricela Guzman
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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.

Take classes online

Whether you take classes on campus or online, it's an interactive experience and not just a professor talking to the classroom. And what's great about our online MCJ program is that you can take all of your classes online or pick and choose the ones that best fit into your life.

Promotion opportunities

Graduates from the St. Ambrose University Master of Criminal Justice degree program have a proven track record of earning promotions at their job. Learn how to impact your career

Learn from experienced faculty

At St. Ambrose University, you'll learn from experienced professors who have worked in the criminal justice field. Their on-the-job insights 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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Earn your master's completely online

Get your MCJ Degree online

This 30-hour master's program can be completed on campus or 100% online, enabling you to satisfy work commitments AND earn your degree.

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Career Impact

Personal attention, knowledgeable faculty, multi-disciplinary courses — those are just a few of the advantages you can expect from the Master of Criminal Justice program.

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St. Ambrose faculty have professional and academic backgrounds in corrections, law, criminology, sociology, education, human services and law enforcement.

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