Admission Requirements

At Ambrose, we understand that making the decision to further your education through graduate studies is an investment personally, professionally and financially. All of us in the MCJ Program are ready to help you through the admissions process.

Admission Procedure

Students with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution may apply for admission.

1. Complete the SAU application, including a professional goals statement, and provide names and addresses of two recommendation letter requests.

2. Request from your undergraduate institution that a complete and official transcript be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office. An official copy is one sent from the institution directly to St. Ambrose University and should include any graduate course work.

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