Master of Criminal Justice
Saint Ambrose University

Program Details

The online Master of Criminal Justice degree at Saint Ambrose is intended to advance a current law enforcement career or to help recent college graduates enter the profession. Strong research, writing and statistical skills are emphasized in this program to assist with grant-writing and community funding. The curriculum’s theory classes can pave the way for you to further pursue a PhD, should you chose to do so.  Knowledge gained from liberal arts-based, core classes combines with professional practice studies to result in a cumulative final project.

Saint Ambrose offers an accelerated, one-year fast track program or a regular 2-year degree, all with 100% online flexibility around your schedule.

A Master of Criminal Justice degree can lead you to become a:

  • Police or detective supervisor
  • Criminologist
  • Corrections officer supervisor


  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Professional goals statement
  • Two recommendations
  • Official undergraduate transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

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