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Message from the Dean

Graduate education at St. Ambrose University serves students and society by offering dynamic programs where knowledge and professional practice are advanced in a community of learners. St. Ambrose offers a broad range of degree programs to meet the growing need for well-trained professionals around the country.

Your academic and professional development is an important aspect of graduate education at St. Ambrose. We continually strive to give our students the best educational experience possible by offering rigorous master's and doctoral programs taught by qualified faculty members who represent a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and scholarly orientation. Many have achieved national and international recognition for their contributions to their professional disciplines. We are committed to helping you shape for yourself a professional career trajectory that is consistent with your personal aspirations; we understand that graduate study should be part of a well-rounded life experience.

Graduate students make up about 25 percent of the student population at St. Ambrose University. This is a reflection of the diversity of our program offerings and the dedicated faculty teaching in those programs. Enrolling in a graduate program at St. Ambrose allows you to receive the personal attention customary with collaborative, closely-knit learning communities while you also enjoy access to opportunities available at a larger research university.

Please take the opportunity to review the graduate program offerings at St. Ambrose and find the one that is most suitable for you. We are here to provide you with the information you need to make your decision, to help you complete the program of your choice, and to prepare you for a successful career. For further information, consider contacting Graduate Admission and Services at 563-333-6354 or Please feel free to contact me as well, if I can be of any assistance in helping you fulfill your graduate education goals at St. Ambrose University.

Regina Matheson, PhD
Dean, Graduate and Adult Education

Debbie Dobbyn
Administrative Assistant, Graduate and Adult Education