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Whether you want to teach third-graders how to draw or inspire high school students to experiment with mediums, our teacher education program prepares you for licensure and a successful career.
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.
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.
If you strive to reach beyond basic knowledge and skills and instead spark exploration, discovery, confidence, and potential, you belong in our Educator Preparation Program. The impact you can have on the life of a student is big and multi-generational. We approach your professional education in the exact same way.
Rigorous, yes. Rewarding, definitely. If you're passionate about wellness and helping others achieve their highest potential, a degree in Exercise Science is for you.
The Kinesiology Department offers three undergraduate majors and one graduate 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 and meaningingful health sciences programs turn your passion and inspiration into action. Get started on your master's degree today!
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.
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.
Whether you aspire to be a leader in politics, law, government service, or within a public agency, St. Ambrose has a program to help you achieve your goals.
Bachelor of Social Work
If you believe empowerment is a path for change and seek to be a force within social justice, gain the skills and confidence to address social issues on all levels in our BSW program. Yes, you can make an impact, spark transformation, and move your community forward.
Public Relations and Strategic Communication
If your desire is to shape and influence how people receive information about a company or organization, your career path into public relations should begin at St. Ambrose University.
Women and Gender Studies
We believe education should strengthen your dedication to create a better world. Our Women and Gender Studies program focuses on diverse issues and action. Through academics, civic engagement, and meaningful internships, you'll become a vocal advocate and a world-shaper who thrives – and helps others thrive, too.
Discover the biological meaning behind behaviors, delve into research with your classmates, and help solve the mysteries behind the mind-body problem. Start your journey into this cutting-edge field at St. Ambrose.
Digital Marketing Microcredential
Digital marketing is a critical component of organizational communication, marketing, and advertising strategy.
Early Childhood Education
Whether you want to guide the discovery and learning of toddlers in childcare or second-graders in a classroom, you can have a profound influence on youth. SAU gives you the the skills to educate and the confidence to ignite a world of wonder.
Bachelor of Education
Whether you've realized your life calling is working with youth or decided to pursue a second career or degree, our Bachelor of Education program lets you focus on just the courses you need. At SAU, you can reach your teaching goals faster.
Human Performance and Fitness
If you're passionate about wellness, helping others achieve their highest potential, and approaching health and fitness with holistic confidence, then you'll want a degree from St. Ambrose in Human Performance and Fitness.
Master of Pastoral Theology
Increase your pastoral responsibilities and ministries with the Master of Pastoral Theology program.
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
Our program focuses on comprehension and application of research in kinesiology to improve evidence-based practice in health care, research, education, fitness, and sport careers.
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.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
If you are energized by helping others and want each person to experience their best, healthiest life, in our nursing program you'll gain the skills and confidence to impact healthcare and the lives you touch.
Whether your goal is to defend clients in the courtroom or guide mergers and acquisitions, we offer a challenging pre-law program that will help you build your ethics and act on your values. An Ambrosian education is excellent preparation for law school.
By exploring cultures and environments, you learn to navigate the many facets of crime, poverty, and inequity. At St. Ambrose, our Sociology program helps you understand our broad world and the forces that shape life. It's an education that empowers your confidence and action.
Whether you aspire to keep your community safe using the tools of law enforcement, prevent youth from ever entering the justice system, or earn the degree needed to elevate your career, an SAU education can make it happen.
Doctor of 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.
If your ambition is to cultivate young minds, share your enthusiasm and love for learning with children in their formative years, SAU will prepare you to reach – and exceed – your goals in the classroom and in life.
Whether you strive for a career in teaching, law, writing, library science, or a bevy of other sectors, studying English at St. Ambrose helps you acquire skills and gain opportunities to master your craft.
Human Resource Management
Use your problem-solving skills and natural curiosity to build a workplace that is able to thrive amid change and adversity. With a well-rounded business degree grounded in the liberal arts, you can become a Human Resources professional.
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 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.
Journalists witness the world. They also share it. At SAU, you'll learn the art of balancing facts, perspective, and personal stories. You'll build your ethics and creativity, and gain the writing and technical abilities to inform readers and viewers in a thought-provoking manner.
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.
In our psychology programs you'll dive into the human behavior and emotion to gain the knowledge, skills, and compassion to identify strengths and honor the perspective of each person you meet.
If you have a passion for sports, a keen sense for business and a natural talent for promotions, a sport management degree from St. Ambrose will merge your ability and drive with the skills to manage a semi-professional league, run a golf course, or raise funds for an at-risk youth sports camp.
Trauma-Informed Care Microcredential
Students will learn about the neurological, psychological, biological, and sociologic research around trauma in order to work actively to prevent adversity while promoting resilience in others through inclusive, empathic, and compassionate interactions, policies, and practices.