Graduate Programs

I want to begin a graduate program in Criminal Justice or Teaching

  • Start by contacting us either by email or phone — MAT/TtoT (515) 961-1614; MACJ (515) 965-9355.
  • Have any previous college transcripts sent to Simpson.
  • Fill out and mail the Graduate Programs General Application.
  • More detailed admission information for the MACJ and graduate education programs is available at the links below.

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ)

The Simpson College Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) is an evening program designed for working criminal justice professionals who want to advance their career. This program can be completed in 2.5 years while working full-time. A faster pace is possible. The program is affordable, and loan support is available. Most courses are taught by our faculty in 8-week terms with an online component, enhancing flexibility and convenience.

The MACJ consists of 36 credit hours (9 courses) with six courses in the core and three electives required.

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Transition-to-Teaching
Simpson College offers both the Transition to Teaching for initial licensure and the  Master of Arts in Teaching program (MAT).  Both programs are intended for individuals changing careers in order to pursue secondary licensure in the endorsement areas of business, world language, language arts, math, natural sciences, social studies and social sciences.  It is not applicable for those with an undergraduate degree in education.

In the Transition to Teaching program, you may earn at least 38 graduate credits and secondary teaching licensure.

Successful completion of the MAT program results in at least for 42 graduate credits, licensure and a master’s degree.