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Get to Know Us

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Academic achievement starts here.

St. Ambrose University is known throughout Iowa and the Midwest for the excellence of our educational experience and the quality of our graduates. Nearly one-quarter of Ambrose students are engaged in one of the university's 13 master's and three doctoral programs offered on our main campus with select classes at several regional locations and some online.

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The Ambrose way

Students in our graduate programs understand the value of in-class experiences. You'll learn from each other in real-time by working collaboratively and from professors who challenge you to improve the quality of your work. Everyone has access to, and advising by, faculty who are committed to empowering you to achieve your best and develop your leadership potential.

Here, we want to see you succeed, and we have the track record—and alumni network—to prove it. Our alumni enthusiastically promote our programs and refer prospective students from the region's flagship corporations and in our satellite locations.

  • "I was always told that you don't necessarily need an MBA to advance in a line organization. The value of the degree is in the skills you gain and the relationships you make. I advanced from project manager to line positions to president." Gayle Roberts '91, President and COO, Stanley Consultants, Inc.
  • "Ambrose gets you into a wide range of occupational therapy settings. After graduation, I was a rehab director with a staff of 10. My business class prepared me for the leadership role—dealing with conflict and group dynamics." Joe Ulloa ’02, Home Care Occupational Therapist, Trinity Health Systems
  • "I've done some volunteering with World Relief and saw so many needs. I knew pursuing a Master of Social Work would give me the skills and knowledge to make a difference. Ambrose's philosophy—the focus on social justice and empowerment—made it the ideal program for me." Kathleen Lemburg '08, Family Case Management Supervisor, Rock Island County Health Department