CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice - Master's Degree

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a public institution. Founded in 1964, John Jay College of Criminal Justice has evolved into the preeminent international leader in educating for justice in its many dimensions. The College offers a rich liberal arts and professional curriculum.

  • Average Tuition USD 16,379

School Description

John Jay is located in New York City on the west side of Manhattan near Lincoln Center. The College offers academic programs such as 27 major, 40 minors, 11 master's, 3 doctoral programs. The College's central location offers easy access to countless opportunities, including internships, service learning. Notable alumni include Alan Levine (Chief Information Security Officer) and Kimberly Amato (Director of Marketing at SAI). Nearly 50% of alumni are in public service.

Master Programs

  • 24 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Criminal Justice

    USD 60,780 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.


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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00


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    Established in 1964


    CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice's ranking in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 125.

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          • Testimony
            2011-2016, BA

            The best for Criminal Justice EducationIf you are looking to get in the field of law enforcement or law there is no better school than John Jay. Although there are several majors with great professors, John Jay for me, was the best choice I made to gain knowledge of criminal justice and criminology fields. Most of the professors are retired police officers or law enforcement personnel, so personal experience played a huge role in the teachings. There is no better way of learning than to be taught by previous law employees that give valuable personal insight! Even though I have about a semester left, I'm proud to say I am a John Jay student and will be even more proud when I graduate.

          • Testimony
            1994-1999, BA

            EnjoyedEvery minute. Of course, I was already in my 30's when I attended, totally ready to sit and learn as I had. That said, it was both a pleasure and a privilege.

          • Testimony
            1984-1990, BA

            Top school for Criminal JusticeComplete criminal justice focus. This is not a program that was added on to an institution to take advantage of the career trend. John Jay was a full immersion in criminal justice knowledge, community, activities, organizations, and opportunities.