The St. Ambrose community is warm and caring where all students feel welcome and are comfortable learning. St. Ambrose faculty members understand their graduate students may have family and professional commitments. They make accommodations when professional realities--such as part-time students' business travel--require flexibility. Professors work to provide adequate feedback on your work, give you ways to get a better grasp on challenging material, and constantly tie in real-world examples with theory.
If you're willing to make the investment in yourself to grow in measurable ways, St. Ambrose supplies the support you need for a significant return on that investment.
Our mission and principles are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition, emphasizing professionalism with integrity. Employers value our graduates' win-win attitude, teamwork, leadership, service-orientation and well-rounded personality.
In many programs, practical and experiential learning is interwoven with coursework, which enhances your ability to apply knowledge as you learn:
Our faculty members are here for you: "My teachers have an open door policy. I can walk down the hallway to their offices if I have any questions about the class. Even though these are busy people, still working in the field and getting published, they take the time to listen. When I first moved here, I got advice about where to look for an apartment." Nicole Mann '09, Master of Social Work
Financing your education is transparent, without any hidden fees.
"The Quad Cities has the attributes of a large city, but in a smaller environment. I'm from a small town, so coming here was an easy transition. The cost of living is low and between the bike trails, baseball games, festivals and museums, I'm always busy." Brandon Oldaker '08, Master of Accounting Our doors are always open.
The mission of graduate education at St. Ambrose University is to foster the growth of a community of learners who contribute to the advancement of knowledge and professional practices.