Serve others. Advance your career. Online Master of Criminal Justice

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Become a skilled, effective, and ethical leader with St. Ambrose University’s online Master of Criminal Justice degree. At St. Ambrose, you’ll get the training you need to secure upper-management roles, further your graduate studies, teach or serve as a criminal justice specialist. Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, this fully online degree can be completed in as little as one year. Here, you’ll discover more than just an affordable degree with a practical, relevant curriculum; you’ll discover our commitment to social justice and community.

Career Outcomes

  • Corrections Officer Supervisor

    As prison and jail populations increase, more corrections officers and supervisors are needed. With St. Ambrose’s online Master of Criminal Justice degree, you’ll learn the skills necessary to supervise and direct corrections staff and jailers in order to maximize facility efficiency.

  • Police and Detective Supervisor

    Support police officers and detectives who protect your community and bring criminals to justice with St. Ambrose’s online Master of Criminal Justice degree. As a student, you’ll develop the right skills to properly manage operations of your community’s police force and ensure the individuals under your supervision have everything they need to succeed.

  • Criminologist

    You’ve worked as a corrections officer and now you’re ready to explore the mind of a criminal. With our online Master of Criminal Justice degree, you’ll learn about the causes, effects and social impact of crime and what leads people to commit crime.

Why St. Ambrose?

  • Personal attention.

    Get the support and attention you need with our small class sizes and student-centered approach.

  • Multidisciplinary courses.

    Our practical curriculum prepares you for a variety of upper-level careers in law enforcement, security, corrections, human services and more.

  • Knowledgeable faculty.

    All of our instructors have real-world experience in their fields, and many are conducting cutting-edge research.

  • Online classes.

    A fully online degree means you’ll get the flexibility you need to complete the program on your schedule.


St. Ambrose University is accredited by and a member of the Higher Learning Commission.

About St. Ambrose

Recognized as an institution with distinction throughout the Midwest, St. Ambrose University is a comprehensive university committed to academic excellence, social justice and service. With an emphasis on communication skills, intellectual inquiry, student-faculty engagement and professional preparation, St. Ambrose readies students for success and to become active contributors in creating a just society.

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