The Master of Criminal Justice degree program at St. Ambrose is highly regarded as a valuable asset that shows professionalism and competence.
A master's degree is increasingly the minimum requirement for employment in many agencies. And with more sophisticated homeland security and law enforcement practices on the rise, advanced education is necessary for professionals to keep current and marketable.
Our graduates previously employed in criminal justice or related careers find their degree to be a valuable career advancement tool, successfully using it to earn promotions from entry-level to middle-management careers. Many students apply the writing and research skills they've developed in the MCJ program toward other advanced degrees or law school.