Masters Degree in Criminal Justice


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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.

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

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

Program Information

In order to receive a Masters of Criminal Justice degree from Simpson College, a student must complete all application procedures and be officially accepted by the college. Our Academic Advisor is available to assist you in completing this process at the Ankeny campus. Contact Craig Peck at 515-965-9355 with any questions.

What is required for admission?

Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. The application process can be initiated by going to In addition to completing the application form individuals must submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended, provide three letters of recommendation and a current resume. An MACJ professional statement must be completed as well as an essay on a social problem of concern to the applicant. Finally, the applicant should meet with Craig Peck, the academic advisor for the MACJ.

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

Craig Peck
Academic Advisor
(515) 965-9355

Fred Jones
Director of Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
(515) 961-1583

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