Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Mount Mercy University

Program Details

Mount Mercy University offers the online Master of Arts in Criminal Justice. This program is designed for individuals interested in advancing or launching their career within law enforcement, corrections, parole, probation, and other areas in the criminal justice field, or for those simply seeking to further their education and knowledge. Coursework focuses on helping students develop a deep understanding of the complex issues surrounding crime and justice, and to work towards achieving fair, ethical, and responsible justice. Graduates of this program are prepared to effectively address social needs by working with communities through preventive and proactive interventions.


  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from an accredited institution outside of the United States
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Personal statement
  • Two recommendations
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Board of Trustees

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission