Graduate students at Ambrose experience personal growth and satisfaction, develop as leaders, and take more control of their careers. By investing both time and money in your future, the benefits you reap are sure to surpass your expectations.
Quality of faculty goes beyond professional credentials: They have a clear vision of how their fields are evolving, and they prepare you for changes on the horizon. Your professors can challenge you in areas that you consider yourself to be a subject-matter expert in, and introduce you to new perspectives and intellectual discipline you can incorporate professionally. Because they keep learning as the knowledge base expands and technology becomes more sophisticated, they are outstanding role models and mentors.
Professionals need to understand how they fit into a larger, global society. Long committed to social justice, St. Ambrose provides opportunities to expand worldviews and internationalize resumes by studying and serving abroad.
Employers respect the education St. Ambrose delivers, and many invest in their employees’ advanced degree programs. We have forged institutional partnerships with leading professional organizations, such as Deere and Company, Genesis Health System, Rock Island Arsenal and Rock Valley Physical Therapy. Ambrose is partnered with the Iowa Department of Education to provide full endorsement opportunities to currently employed special education teachers.
Ambrose's reputation is one reason Genesis Health System is partnered with us to build our new, multimillion-dollar Health Sciences Education Center.
Your degree can also make you eligible for national accreditation in teaching and open up more career opportunities. In fact:
Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates typically receive five to six job offers.
We offer the only Master of Information Technology Management program in this area and the only Educational Administration program in the country sponsored by two private institutions (Ambrose and Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa). Rene Robinson, RIA ASC, says, "We learn to teach and get experience speaking in front of an audience. We’re gaining all these transferable skills, which is empowering."