Masters Degree in Criminal Justice

Program Format

Online and evenings
(Ankeny and WDM Campuses)
8-week courses

Credit Hours

36 credit hours (9 courses)


$550/ credit hour

When Can I Start?

Fall, Spring or Summer Semester


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Why a Masters in Criminal Justice From Simpson College

  • Work and advance your career in law enforcement, juvenile services, court systems and more
  • Affordable tuition
  • Flexible classes and online courses to fit your schedule
  • Three convenient campus locations
  • Dedicated faculty and advisors

Advance your career today

Become a leader in law enforcement, security management, corrections, investigation and loss prevention. Earn your Masters in Criminal Justice Degree from a leading Iowa College. Classes are offered in flexible schedules to fit your needs.

For more information about the Masters in Criminal Justice program contact:             

Samantha O'Hara, PhD
Director of Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

(515) 961-1583

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The classes [in] the MACJ curriculum really opened my eyes after many years of working in law enforcement. I really wish I would have had this knowledge sooner. It would have helped me understand societal stressors and recidivism… Now I work in government [in areas of] veterans homelessness and shelters, suicide prevention and awareness, sexual trauma, and human trafficking, to name a few. The cumulative knowledge from the MACJ program has provided me a much greater understanding into our society and I couldn’t be prouder to promote Simpson College.

Brenda Safranski, MACJ ’16, staff member of a U.S. Senator

The skills I have developed challenge me to critically analyze policies and procedures within the workplace, which will benefit myself and my employer.

Gina Gregoire