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The Master of programatis designed to prepare skilled leaders in criminal justice, law enforcement, security, corrections, human services and related professions. Complete the MCJ degree in one to two years, depending on the number of classes taken each semester. Competitive graduate assistant positions and fellowships are available for partial stipend.Courses include criminology theory, justice statistics, research methods, crime policy analysis, justice planning and leadership, and seminars in juvenile justice, law enforcement and corrections.Thecurriculumaddresses social justice topics including race, class, and gender and their impact on the criminal justice system - from arrest through sentencing.You can choose to write a thesis to complete your education or take a comprehensive exam. Full-time students can earn an MCJ in one year by taking courses in the fall, spring, and summer. Most students enroll part-time and complete the degree in two years. However, all students have up to five years to earn their degree.Many of the classes are offered in the evenings, Monday through Thursday, and average about 10 students. That creates an environment conducive to deep, intellectual discussions, but also large enough to share the diverse knowledge our students and faculty bring to the table. Other classes are cross-listed with undergraduate classes and offered during the day.Career OutcomesOur graduates workat the Center for Alcohol and Drug Services, Chicago Police Department, Families of Northeast Iowa, FBI, J&I Polygraph Investigations, and more.
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USD 29,100
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2 Years
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St. Ambrose University

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St. Ambrose University is a private Roman Catholic university in Davenport, Iowa. It is affiliated with the Diocese of Davenport.
St. Ambrose University is committed to helping students from all financial backgrounds achieve their dreams of gaining a quality education. Many families believe that they will not qualify for financial aid, but almost 90 percent of St. Ambrose undergraduate students receive financial aid assistance.
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Davenport Campus - St. Ambrose University

518 W. Locust St. Davenport, IA 52803

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The campus is located in Davenport, Iowa, part of the Quad Cities – a bi-state (Iowa and Illinois) metropolitan area situated on the only major stretch of the Mississippi River that runs from east to west.