My experience at Concordia was exhilarating. I found myself challenged and rewarded. The education I have received from Concordia has been priceless. I never imagined I would have gained the knowledge I have from the master's program.
I have formed valuable contacts and invaluable new friendships. The instructors and staff at Concordia have always been welcoming and pleasant to work with. Any time I had a question or problem they were there to assist me. Concordia definitely has the feel of a family, not a University.
Concordia provided me the knowledge and the understanding of how a healthy organization should operate. They provided education on how to effectively communicate with people. I have learned more leadership skills and characteristics about myself in my journey obtaining my masters. I have grown as a person and as a Criminal Justice Leader because of the education I have received from Concordia.
I think the key to balancing a healthy home life and school is following a schedule. Time management is vital. I also have a very supportive family and great friends that helped me along the way. My husband is wonderful and there is no way I could have finished the program without him. I would also say my supervisor and co-workers were supportive by encouraging me and assisting me with topics for papers and pressing issues in the Criminal Justice world. I would say you must manage your time effectively and have a strong support system to make the journey of obtaining your master's a pleasant one.
Amy Chavez, Ramsey County Probation/Parole Officer MA 167 May 2007
555 Park St. suite #320
St. Paul, MN 55103
This program has been more then I ever expected--especially being a distance learning program. I have been so impressed with everyone at Concordia University. This is the ideal program for criminal justice professionals!
Debbie Thalison, Bachelor and Master of Arts Graduate
Deputy Sheriff, Ionia County, Michigan
Online learning complements my learning style. This style of instruction and interaction keeps me very focused. The savings of a 90-mile roundtrip gives me hours of extra learning time as well.
Jeff Beahen, Bachelor of Arts Graduate
Police Chief, Elk River, Minnesota
Any concerns I had about the online model of earning my master?s degree were quickly dismissed once I met Concordia staff and other students. We received excellent technical training, a thorough understanding of the curriculum and expectations, and most of all we felt empowered, motivated and excited about learning!
Sena Schweer, Master of Arts Graduate
Burnsville Police Department, Burnsville, Minnesota