Mount Mercy announces Master of Arts in Criminal Justice starting Fall 2014

Mount Mercy University announces the addition of a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program slated to start Fall 2014. Classes will be offered conveniently on weeknights, Saturdays, and sometimes online to allow students to balance work and family while pursuing a graduate degree.

“Our Master of Arts in Criminal Justice will complement the valuable real-world experience professionals have gained in their field,” said Amanda Humphrey, associate professor of criminal justice at Mount Mercy. “We’re excited to launch this career-boosting graduate degree program and look forward to broadening the horizons of criminal justice professionals.”

Students in the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program will work to achieve fair, ethical, and responsible justice with a focus on community. This graduate degree will produce leaders and visionaries that strive to advance the cause of social justice. With coursework in areas like homeland security, women and crime, community partnerships for public safety, and civil liability law, pieces of the curriculum will intrigue learners from across criminal justice professions.

“Mount Mercy’s criminal justice graduate program aims to refine student’s critical thinking skills, sharpens ethical problem solving and communication, and helps learners evaluate criminal justice-related programs and policies,” said Associate Provost Tom Castle.

Enrollment for Fall 2014 is open through August 23, 2014, and can be done online at

In addition to the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree, Mount Mercy also offers Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Master of Science in Nursing, and Master of Strategic Leadership. For more information on graduate programs at Mount Mercy, contact Recruitment Coordinator for Accelerated & Graduate Programs Michael Lown at or call 319-286-4420.

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