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Criminal Justice

The City University of New York

12 months
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855 USD/credit 30780 USD/year
855 USD/credit 30780 USD/year
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In the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at John Jay from The City University of New York has a large, diverse, and celebrated faculty who provide students with an advanced understanding of research and practice in all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system.

Overview

Core classes of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at John Jay from The City University of New York provide a mastery of the major works and theories of criminology, policing, corrections, judicial studies, quantitative research methods and policy analysis.

Students select from a large number of electives to build a specialization in Criminology and Deviance, Criminal Law and Procedure, Policing, Corrections, or Terrorism Studies. Among the many available electives are Crime Mapping, Crime Scene Investigation, Deviant Behavior, and Terrorism & Apocalyptic Violence.

The program is designed for:

  • Those who wish to obtain a credential for entry into criminal justice professions.
  • Those already employed in the criminal justice system, who wish to learn about job-related research and further their criminal justice careers.
  • Those employed in the criminal justice system, who want to teach.
  • Those interested in an academic career in higher education, who wish to obtain a master’s degree before entering a doctoral program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Statistical Software in Criminal Justice
  • Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice
  • Sociology of Crime
  • Sex Crimes

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher ("B") and completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of B or better are required. 
  • If you are applying to the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program, please note that the Graduate Admissions Committee for this program seeks students whose record of performance at the undergraduate level and whose writing skills indicate they are likely to do well in graduate school. 
  • While the Committee understands that a variety of factors can influence undergraduate grades, applicants with a grade point average below 3.0 are rarely accepted. However, applicants with GPAs above 3.0 should not assume that they will automatically be admitted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    30780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.

Resident: 

  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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