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Master of Criminal Justice

Earn Your Criminal Justice Degree

This Master of Criminal Justice degree program allows you to prepare for the next level of employment in the security, corrections, law enforcement, and human services fields. Coursework combines theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on application. If you're looking for criminal justice programs in Iowa that can help you learn the skills you need to pursue advanced positions in the field, this program could be right for you.

Our curriculum is designed to help students learn through an interactive classroom experience. At SAU, you'll have the chance to work closely with your instructors and participate in hands-on coursework that can help you gain the experience you need to feel 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.

If you're looking for high-quality criminal justice programs in the Quad Cities area, contact us today. We can answer any questions you have about our program.



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