24 months
970 USD/credit
970 USD/credit
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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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 alternative credits


  • Semi-structured

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3.2 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
85 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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!

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