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General Admission Requirements

Admission to the Online program is competitive and evaluation is based on the student's academic and professional records of achievement.

To be considered for admission, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or an international equivalent

  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or IELTS, is required for international applicants who have not studied in English-speaking countries. John Jay College’s TOEFL code number is 2115-99. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 79-80 for the Internet-based test. The minimum score for IELTS is 7.

  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or meet contingency requirements as determined by the program on a case-by-case basis)

  • Submission of a complete application (see Application Process below)

  • The deadline for submitting a complete application for Fall admission is June 30, December 15 (Applicants that submit their completed application and required documents by December 1st will have priority registration for Spring 2016 courses) for Spring admission, and April 17 for Summer admission.

Program Specific Application Processes

Master of Arts in International Crime and Justice

The MA in International Crime and Justice program is designed for students with a bachelor's degree in the social, behavioral, and political sciences as well as for professionals already working in criminal justice, international relations, the non-profit sector, and related fields. The program requires 36 credits of coursework which includes 24 credit hours of core courses and one of three options; a thesis, an internship, or comprehensive examination.

The program offers the opportunity to conduct in-depth examinations of various illegal cross-border activities, including:

  • Trafficking in drugs, counterfeit medicine, arms, and human beings
  • Environmental crimes
  • Money laundering and cyber crime
  • Global terrorism
  • Corruption

Foreign Language Proficiency

To graduate from the MA in International Crime and Justice program, students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language of their choosing. Foreign language proficiency sets ICJ students apart from other criminal justice graduates and gives them an advantage in the workplace. Typically, students fulfill the foreign language requirement by passing a test administered by Language Testing International, the testing arm of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The on-campus test can be taken any time during the course of the graduate studies, and consists of both an oral and written examination. The cost of the test in not included in tuition.

Advanced Certificate in Emergency Management Studies

Certificate Program Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Satisfactory letters of reference

 

Note: Currently enrolled John Jay College graduate students are eligible to take courses toward the Advanced Certificate in Emergency Management Studies

Advanced Certificate in Criminal Investigation

Before enrolling into the Advanced Certificate in Criminal Investigation program, applicants must first meet the following requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement

Advanced Certificate in Transnational Organized Crime Studies

Admission to the online Advanced Certificate in Transnational Organized Crime Studies program is competitive, and evaluation is based on the student’s academic and professional records of achievement. 

To be considered for admission, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or an international equivalent
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or meet contingency requirements as determined by the program on a case-by-case basis)
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or IELTS, is required for international applicants who have not studied in English-speaking countries. John Jay College’s TOEFL code number is 2115-99. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 79-80 for the Internet-based test. The minimum score for IELTS is 7.
  • Submission of a complete application
  • 2 Letters if Recommendation
  • Personal Statement

Bachelor of Science in Security Management

Applicants are required to have an Associates Degree prior to submitting an application. Applicants will be categorized as a Transfer Student rather than an incoming Freshman. As a college within the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice welcomes many transfer students every year - students who have already earned college credits.

As part of your application, you will need to submit your college transcripts so that we my identify which credits will transfer. To receive a degree from John Jay College, you must take a minimum of 30 credits at the College, including at least 50 percent of an approved major or specialization.

To get started with your application, please click here

Master of Science in Emergency Management

Admission Requirements

Admission to the online Master of Science in Emergency Management program is competitive, and evaluation is based on the student's academic and professional records of achievements. Although students are not required to have an undergraduate degree or prior coursework in emergency management, preference will be given to those with relevant experience.

To be considered for admission, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or an international equivalent
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher ( or meet contingency requirements as determined by the program on a case-by-case basis)
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or IELTS, is required for international applicants who have not studied in English-speaking countries. John Jay College's TOEFL code number is 2115-99. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 79-80 for the the internet-based test. The minimum score for IELTS is 7
  • Submission of a complete application (see Application Process below)

Application Process

Applications for admissions may be submitted online using the Online Application System. Applicants need to create an account before beginning the application process. A dedicated Enrollment Advisor for the program is available to walk applicants through the application process, in coordination with the program faculty and the Office of Admissions at John Jay College.

The following items must be submitted for a completed application:

  • A nonrefundable application fee of $125 USD, in check or money order, made payable to John Jay College
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities

 

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

To be considered for admission, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or an international equivalent
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or meet contingency requirements as determined by the program on a case-by-case basis)
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or IELTS, is required for international applicants who have not studied in English-speaking countries. John Jay College’s TOEFL code number is 2115-99. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 79-80 for the Internet-based test. The minimum score for IELTS is 7.
  • Submission of a complete application (see Application Process below)

Master of Science in Security Management

Comprehensive Examination

All students in the program must pass a Comprehensive Exam that measures knowledge essential to security management and is administered by the program. The exam is offered every six months. The Program Director will issue a list of readings and texts at least 30 days before the administration of each Exam. Students must complete 24 credits in the program in order to be eligible to complete the exam. Students who fail the exam have two additional opportunities to retake it, in accordance with normal academic calendar.

Master of Public Administration: Public Policy and Administration

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the online Masters of Public Administration program is competitive, and evaluation is based on the student’s academic and professional records of achievement. 

To be considered for admission, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or an international equivalent
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or meet contingency requirements as determined by the program on a case-by-case basis)
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or IELTS, is required for international applicants who have not studied in English-speaking countries. John Jay College’s TOEFL code number is 2115-99. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 79-80 for the Internet-based test. The minimum score for IELTS is 7.
  • Submission of a complete application

Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the online Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies program is competitive, and evaluation is based on the student’s academic and professional records of achievement. 

To be considered for admission, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or an international equivalent
  • An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or meet contingency requirements as determined by the program on a case-by-case basis)
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or IELTS, is required for international applicants who have not studied in English-speaking countries. John Jay College’s TOEFL code number is 2115-99. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 79-80 for the Internet-based test. The minimum score for IELTS is 7.
  • Submission of a complete application (see Application Process below)

MPA Inspection and Oversight: Health Care Specialization

Admission Requirements

Admission to the online Master of Science in Emergency Management program is competitive, and evaluation is based on the student's academic and professional records of achievements. Although students are not required to have an undergraduate degree or prior coursework in emergency management, preference will be given to those with relevant experience.

To be considered for admission, students must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or an international equivalent
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher ( or meet contingency requirements as determined by the program on a case-by-case basis)
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or IELTS, is required for international applicants who have not studied in English-speaking countries. John Jay College's TOEFL code number is 2115-99. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 79-80 for the the internet-based test. The minimum score for IELTS is 7
  • Submission of a complete application

Enrollment Advisement

John Jay Online students are provided with three basic tiers of advisement:

  • Enrollment Advising
  • Student Services/Support Advising
  • Academic Advising

When you expresses interest in one of our programs, an Enrollment Advisor (EA) will contact you.

  • Your Enrollment Advisor whether your professional, academic and personal goals align with the programs offered.
  • Your Enrollment Advisor will introduce and explain the programs, application process, and decision process and refers them to other departments as needed.
  • You can make an appointment with your Enrollment Advisor to fill out the application together.

Once the application is submitted and you have received a decision, the Student Support Advisement takes over. John Jay Online provides student services similar to what Jay Express provides for campus students. Through John Jay Online, students connect to the administrative departments of John Jay College: Admissions, Registrar, Blackboard, Bursar and financial aid, and are guided through the student processes such as registration, orientation, drop/add, defer, graduation etc. For our online students, John Jay Online Student Service Specialists provide a one-stop to help students navigate the administrative functions and educational transactions from contact to graduation.

Contact Admissions

Office of John Jay Online, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59th Street New York, NY 10019. Tel: (212) 393-6342 Email: OnlinePrograms@jjay.cuny.edu