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Intended for the working professional in criminal justice, students of this Master of Criminal Justice program from Saint Ambrose University can complete this degree totally online and within two years.
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Courses of this Master of Criminal Justice program from Saint Ambrose University  include topics such as criminology theory, justice statistics, research methods, crime policy analysis, leadership, ethics, and more.

The curriculum addresses social justice topics including race, class, gender, and their impact on the criminal justice system – from arrest through sentencing.

In addition to coursework, your degree culminates with the creation of a portfolio that consists of term papers, exams, and class presentations which document all that you've achieved.


If you are interested in a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate studies, our Criminal Justice program offers an accelerated BA-MCJ program to qualified students, allowing them to earn both degrees in five years.

If your goal is to earn a graduate degree that focuses on analytics, data interpretation, and crime analysis, learn more about our Master of Science in Criminal Justice program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data and Research in Criminal Justice
  • Writing for the Criminal Justice Professional
  • Juvenile Justice Survey
  • Law Enforcement Survey 
  • Serial Homicide
  • Crime Policy Analysis
  • Leadership and Administration
  • Corrections Survey

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    For students without a current F-1 visa: June 1 for August admission; November 1 for January admission.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Complete the online Graduate Admission Application.
  • Evidence of your Grade Point Average. If you have completed undergraduate coursework in the US, we will need to see official transcripts from these institutions. If any part of your undergraduate education was undertaken outside of the US, then we will also need to see evidence of the Grade Point Average (GPA) equivalent from that coursework. For those who have individual requirements on how the GPA equivalent is obtained, we will work with the graduate programs.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    970 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 970 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    970 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 970 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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