Graduate Programs at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
About John Jay:
Rankings:
 
  • #4 “Best Bang for the Buck” in the Northeast (Washington Monthly)
  • #10 Criminology (Best Graduate Schools, U.S. New & World Report)
  • #2 Forensic Psychology program (Top Graduate Schools, study.com)
  • 11 Colleges That Often Lead to Graduate School (U.S. New & World Report)
  • Top 50 Public Schools in the North (U.S. New & World Report)
  • #18 Safest College Campuses (Niche)
  • Top 50 “America’s Best Urban Colleges” (bestcolleges.com)
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There is no college anywhere in the U.S. or the world quite like John Jay. Founded in 1964, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York) is one of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts universities. The theme of justice is at the heart of each program, ranging across the arts, sciences and humanities. The breadth and diversity of scholarship at John Jay promises a rich learning experience to our students. 30 undergraduate majors, 40 minors, 11 Master’s programs, and three Doctoral programs are offered. Our 15,000 students represent over 130 nationalities.
 
With a rigorous curriculum across the humanities, natural sciences, arts and social sciences, we offer our students a range of opportunities to explore their academic interests and passions.  At John Jay, we place special emphasis on developing students’ critical reasoning skills, intellectual abilities and competencies, and enhancing their capacity to make a difference as fierce advocates for justice.
 
Located in the heart of New York City, John Jay occupies a newly expanded, state-of-the-art campus that provides a wealth of opportunities to cultivate student interests, leadership, civic engagement and cultural diversity.  Laboratories and research facilities for forensic science, forensic psychology, emergency management and other disciplines add new and exciting enhancements to the overall educational experience. Unparalleled internship opportunities are available across the city.
Our Programs:
John Jay’s academic programs balance the sciences, humanities and the arts with professional studies. The College is unique in its mission, providing rigorous course work, research, internships, community service and other learning experiences to prepare students to make a difference for themselves and others and to transform ideas into social action and leadership.
Our Faculty:
The John Jay faculty, about 1,100 strong, includes Pulitzer Prize-winners and widely honored scholars and experts in a variety of academic fields, with credentials from the world’s top universities. They have been recognized by their professional peers and at all levels of government for their research, writing, teaching and mentoring. Through their research – often in collaboration with students – they advance knowledge to help build and sustain just societies.
Student Life:
We believe in learning beyond the classroom and coursework.  We foster leadership development, cultural awareness, personal growth and civic responsibility throughout our campus. As a result we have an incredibly vibrant, engaged and supportive college community. Our students socialize on the lawn of the college’s 60,000-square-foot rooftop plaza and watch new student productions in John Jay’s Black Box Theatre. They participate in a cultural and sporting activities and events, such as the JJ Bloodhound Trailblazers Leadership Series, a student government and over 40 student organizations and clubs.
Students at John Jay College of Criminal Justice  
 
 
Accommodation:
John Jay offers comfortable and caring housing options to its students. The College ensures that each residence hall has a welcoming home atmosphere, and each room includes amenities like study desks, chairs, chests of drawers, closets or wardrobes, wireless Internet access, and a cable connection. The residence halls are also conveniently located, offering an easy 15-minute subway commute to campus.
Athletics:
John Jay College’s 15 Men’s and Women’s sports teams compete at the NCAA Division III level. Sports include Basketball (M+W), Soccer (M+W), Tennis (M+W), etc.
Cost:
Tuition and fees for a full course of study are roughly $14,000 per year for both undergraduate and graduate programs. 
How to Apply:
Please complete the form on the right and we will soon be in touch with you to discuss your future at John Jay.
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Programs

Criminal Justice (MA)
The John Jay Criminal Justice Master of Arts Program has a large, diverse, and celebrated faculty who provide students with an advanced understanding of research and practice in the US criminal justice system and related issues.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Forensic Mental Health Counseling (MA)
This Program, developed within the Psychology Department, has been approved by New York State as a "license eligible" academic program. It satisfies the state's educational requirements leading toward professional licensure as a Mental Health Counselor, with a specialization in forensics.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Forensic Psychology (MA)
The Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology is designed to train practitioners to provide psychology services to, and within, the criminal and civil justice systems as well as to prepare students for doctoral study in psychology. 
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Forensic Psychology and Law (MA/JD)
The Four-Year Forensic Psychology MA/JD offers qualified students the opportunity to earn both a John Jay Master of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology and a New York Law School Juris Doctor degree in Law which may be completed in as little as four years. 
Duration: 4 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Forensic Science (MSc)
The Master of Science in Forensic Science is designed to provide advanced education for scientists, administrators, directors and other professionals currently employed in crime laboratories, medical examiners’ offices and in such related areas as public safety, arson investigation and environmental protection.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Forensics and Cybersecurity (MSc)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice meets the challenges of fighting cybercrime by providing professional science education in digital forensic science and cybersecurity with concern for justice.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
International Crime and Justice (MA)
The Master of Arts in International Crime and Justice reflects the College’s commitment to the internationalization of criminal justice education and builds on the strengths of our undergraduate degree in international criminal justice by opening the possibility of graduate education in this field.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Master of Public Administration
John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers two Master of Public Administration programs. Both programs require 42 credits of graduate study, and both are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Master of Public Administration in Inspection and Oversight
The mission of the Master of Public Administration in Inspection and Oversight Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is to prepare students for public service careers in inspection and oversight organizations and to advance the study of Public Administration through scholarly and applied research and community service.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Master of Public Administration Program in Policy and Administration
The Master of Public Administration Program in Policy and Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice prepares students for careers in public and independent organizations as managers, analysts and leaders.
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Master of Security Management
The Master of Security Management provides a focused examination of practices and procedures unique to supervision in the private security industry. 
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
Online Master of Public Administration: Inspection and Oversight
The online Master of Public Administration: Inspection and Oversight program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers highly specialized training in the growing field of inspection and oversight.
Duration:
Deadline: Ongoing
Online Security Management (MSc)
The online Master of Science Program in Security Management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers a dynamic online education taught by experts in the security industry. 
Duration:
Deadline: Ongoing
Protection Management (MSc)
The Master of Science in Protection Management Program provides advanced professional education in theory, design, management and operation of fire and security protection, and emergency management systems. 
Duration: 2 years
Deadline: Ongoing
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