As a student in any of our graduate programs, you'll experience a course of study that provides knowledge, research skills and practical experience, all with an ethical dimension. That's why we are known throughout Iowa and the Midwest for the excellence of our educational experience and the quality of our graduates.
Our graduates are respected for their professional competence, but their real edge in the marketplace comes from the integration of those skills with key leadership capabilities. Your ability to think critically, approach problem solving creatively, write well and develop sound solutions will sustain you as your professional career evolves and new careers emerge. At St. Ambrose, you will apply these transferable skills at a more advanced level, and become proficient at presenting ideas and arguing your case.
Our expert faculty members are very accessible and make sure you understand the material. Furthermore, interactive learning in class and in study groups makes graduate study at St. Ambrose engaging and interesting. In particular, graduate students in the health sciences experience collaboration to a significant degree, both within their programs and, increasingly, across disciplines.
The Occupational Therapy capstone project is always a team effort.
Shared laboratories, including a model hospital room, in Ambrose's new health sciences education center will promote interdisciplinary learning and practice among Nursing Administration, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy students.
Multiple programs collaborated on the design and delivery of Ambrose's new Master of Speech-Language Pathology. This team-based approach will prepare these graduate students to work on interdisciplinary teams.
"As a working professional, the coursework is 100 percent applicable to my daily life. One day, we'll learn about reading strategies, and the next day I'll apply it. I can see myself excelling. It's an exhausting, yet exhilarating program." Michelle Schneden '07, Master of Education in Teaching, High school English teacher
"The faculty members are a presence in the Academy of Management. Aside from being published, they encourage their students to present papers, as well. What they teach is relevant and will help us get jobs with major employers. Local employers respect an Ambrose education." Maxine Wade '08, Doctor of Business Administration
The Quad Cities offers a low cost of living, ample and affordable recreation, a safe environment for children, easy commutes and direct flights to major hubs.