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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

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 recommdation
  • 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 (see Application Process below)

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 Dates

Priority Deadline: December 1st for Spring 2016 admission.

Applicants that submit their complete application and required documents by December 1st, will have priority registration for Spring 2016 courses.

The deadline for submitting a complete application is June 30 for Fall admission, December 15 for Spring admission and April 17 for Summer admission.

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

Note: 1. The application fee is subject to change by the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. This fee is waived for John Jay College alumni, as well as for veterans who submit a copy of their DD214 form to the Office of Admissions, and for students transferring from the on-campus M.S. in Protection Management program. This courtesy is limited to one application per eligible applicant.

2. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the submitting academic institution and verified before admission can be officially extended.

Please use the following address for any documents required to be sent by mail:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Office of Admissions

Online Programs

524 West 59th Street, L.64

New York, NY 10019

 

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