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Military and Veterans

John Jay Online recognizes the commitment and sacrifice made by our military and veterans. John Jay College has been recognized as one of the top colleges and universities in the country for veterans and their spouses. Military and veteran students have always been important members of the John Jay College community. To ease the financial burden of our students, a number of resources are available to military and veteran students.

For additional insights on how John Jay College is dedicated to to the education of Military and Veterans see the spotlight article in Justice Matters magazine which featured John Jay College in a story entitled From the Field to the Classroom: Vets at John Jay.

Our nation's military veterans deserve the very best we can provide to help ease their transition back into civilian life.

- Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice & Chair of the CUNY Task Force on Veterans Affairs.

For more information, please visit the CUNY Veterans Affairs website


International Students

John Jay Online encourages International applicants to apply to our online programs. International applicants are those who regardless of immigration status, have authenticated international academic credentials and are otherwise eligible to apply.

Applicants who have not studied in English-speaking countries are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS. The minimum acceptable 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.

For more information about the application process for international students, please visit the John Jay College's Admissions International page.

International Reputation

John Jay Online is a reputable leader in delivering a dynamic and comprehensive online education to advocates of justice across the world. International students are an integral part of the John Jay community and have enhanced our programs to encourage a global approach in classroom discussions. The online program is suitable for all individuals seeking to pursue academic and professional development opportunities in the global security industry. Our innovative programs are recognized by law enforcement organizations and accredited establishments worldwide.

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Career Changers

Are you looking to change your career? John Jay Online is always available to discuss your goals and interests. We can help you determine which programs suite your career goals by listening to your interests and helping you make the right choice towards your new career venture. John Jay Online has the programs you need to advance your knowledge in a variety of industries. Our 100% online certificate and master degree programs are designed to prepare you for a new or more specialized career. Our programs are taught by expert instructors in a flexible learning environment. This allows you time to manage the demands of your existing career as you prepare for your next move into the future.  Make it here, from anywhere.

Contact us today to learn about our programs and how we can help you find your passion.

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Career Advancers

Our programs bring the rich academic history of John Jay College into a virtual platform. In this challenging, intellectually rigorous learning environment you’ll learn from expert instructors. You will share insights and ideas with your fellow classmates and receive the training and knowledge necessary to continue your mission to build a more just and equitable world – no matter where in the world you are.

Our certificate programs are an excellent way to build upon your current expertise. Our programs in terrorism studies, homeland security, ADA advocacy (American with Disabilities Act), law enforcement leadership, and investigative psychology - just to name a few, are perfect additions to your academic portfolio.