Degrees and Programs

Art and Design
Our bachelor degrees in Art, Art Education, Graphic Design, Book Arts, and Painting will challenge your creativity and elevate your skills, allowing you to explore and perfect your craft.
Book Arts
If you are an artist with a passion for working with diverse materials, our Book Arts program gives you a unique opportunity to excel at what you love and gain skills that are highly-desired within the field of graphic arts.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Direct your compassion, determination, and desire to solve problems toward a rewarding career in physical therapy. The SAU Physical Therapy Department is comprised of a doctoral program and an Orthopaedic Residency program.
International Studies
Issues and challenges are opportunities to transform the world. Our International Studies program emboldens you with the education and skills to navigate and influence global policy, improve conditions in third world countries, or teach internationally. It's a broad education, full of new experiences, so you can discover your passion and become a force of change.
Master of Criminal Justice
Whether your goal is an upper-level career in law enforcement, security, corrections, or human services, St. Ambrose can prepare you to be a skilled, effective, and ethical leader.
Master of Organizational Leadership
Make a difference and create real change at work, at home and in your community with the Master of Organizational Leadership program.
Master of Public Health
Be part of the change and earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree online at St Ambrose University. Our high-quality, meaningingful health sciences programs turn your passion and inspiration into action. Get started on your master's degree today!
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
With a focus on analytics, data interpretation, and crime analysis, our Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree will get your career going in the right direction.
Music
Music at St. Ambrose is enriching and expressive, providing the in-depth training and experience that aspiring musicians and educators need.
Painting
Whether your passion is rooted in abstract or realism, or you simply desire to share your voice through color, St. Ambrose will help you grow as a fine artist so you can achieve your professional dreams.
Theatre
Fast track your success by pairing your love of the theatre with a robust theatre degree from SAU. No matter if your dream lies behind the scenes or at center stage, our theatre program is vibrant, active, and will help you prepare for the career of your dreams.
Art Education
Whether you want to teach third-graders how to draw or inspire high school students to experiment with mediums, our accredited teacher education program prepares you for licensure and a successful career.
Digital Filmmaking
For the tech savvy and highly-creative, our major in Digital Filmmaking can make your artistic vision a reality. Master the tools of your trade – words, images, movement, and sound – then merge your skills with imagination to evoke emotion and ignite action.
Graphic Design
Whether you aspire to work for a major advertising firm, create small business websites, or direct the visual voice of a magazine, St. Ambrose has a graphic design program that will exceed your needs.
Master of Accounting
By earning your master's degree in accounting, you can launch your career as a tax or audit associate with a public accounting firm, be selected for a leadership development program with a large corporation, or serve in a variety of other accounting roles for leading employers in the region.
Master of Early Childhood Education
Advocate for children; enrich their lives and enable them to reach their social and academic potential; and assist parents and ensure the success of families.
Master of Pastoral Theology
Increase your pastoral responsibilities and ministries with the Master of Pastoral Theology program.
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
Our MSEP program will prepare you for a career focused on improving health through fitness and nutrition.
Master of Social Work
Our MSW program gives you maximum career flexibility within its approach of working with others, and the skills to be an effective advocate for children, adults, and diverse communities.
Music Education
Maybe you've experienced the deep, emotional intensity of a crescendo, achieved perfect pitch, mastered the evolution of a sonata, or understand the magic of a grace note. In our Music Education program, you'll learn how to inspire and grow the next generation of talent.
Philosophy
Whether you want to study law, practice medicine, or increase your ability to reason and spot fallacious arguments, Philosophy is the nucleus for thought and discovery. It's an even better preparation for life.
Theology
In addition to being prepared to live lives of active faith and service within faith communities, our graduates are ready to approach the challenges of the world, and their diverse career paths, in thoughtful and creative ways.
Art History
If you see art as a form of language, for its beauty and deep reflection of history and culture, we'll teach you how to preserve and grow collections, articulate the stories, and honor the truth expressed in art.
Doctor of Business Administration
The Doctor of Business Administration program at St. Ambrose University transforms you from business practitioner into management scholar.
International Business
Our International Business students don't look down: they look ahead. They charge into the world head-on with the skills to guide a corporate expansion in Asia or turn a local business into an international success. It takes strong ethics, deep respect for cultures, and the skills to lead in our ever-changing global economy. At SAU, you'll get a bold, and broad, business education.
Master of Business Administration
Our MBA program can prepare you to be an innovative business leader who motivates and inspires others and surpasses all professional goals.
Master of Educational Administration
If you seek to enhance learning environments and nurture student achievement in ways that change young lives forever, SAU has a program to help you reach your goals. We inspire educational leaders.
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Whether you want to provide primary care to residents in rural America or work in hospitals in underserved communities, St. Ambrose has a program to help you achieve – and exceed – all of your goals.
Master of Science in Information Technology Management
Whether you are an IT professional who wants to advance into corporate management or a business professional who wants to move into IT, we offer a unique and rare MSITM program that can help you achieve your goals.
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
We teach you the skills to improve the speech – and lives – of others. At SAU, our two-year MSLP program allows you to complete your degree quickly without shortchanging the experience.
Occupational Therapy
Study at a University dedicated to health sciences education and improving lives. Learn from experienced faculty who are passionately dedicated to their students.
Spanish
Satisfy your curiosity for other cultures with a major in Spanish. At SAU, you can be a global citizen who learns from every person and every culture. Immerse yourself and see the world through new eyes, gain an edge in the job market, and fulfill your passion for learning.

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 29 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!