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Overview

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice, located in midtown Manhattan, is a college of the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded in 1964 as the College of Police Science (COPS) of CUNY, it was renamed the following year in honor of the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. The college houses numerous world-renowned research centers and institutes focused on crime and justice. Graduate admission is competitive, attracting law enforcement professionals worldwide. “US News and World Report” ranks the John Jay CUNY graduate program in criminology among the top 10 nationally. Faculty at John Jay CUNY includes two Pulitzer Prize winners, seven Distinguished Professors, and three Presidential Scholars. Notable alumni include forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee, who consulted on the O.J. Simpson case, Pauly Perrette, actor best known for her role on the TV series NCIS, and Jennings Michael Burch, author of the 1984 best-selling memoir, They Cage the Animals at Night.

Master of Science in Protection Management at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Master of Science in Protection Management program provides students with the opportunity to study the theory, design, management, and operation of fire and security protection. Students will also learn how to operate emergency management systems. Students will have the opportunity to understand the full spectrum of these protection management procedures in various settings: public, commercial, and residential.

Master of Science in Security Management at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Master of Science in Protection Management program provides students with a deep understanding of the practices and procedures involved in the private security industry. Specifically, this program is geared towards students who are already employed in the industry, but seek to dive deeper into their career. The basics of management, risk analysis, and technology in the field are taught before analysis is done to examine the private security industry in terms of stress on homeland defense and security protocols, the trend of privatization on the public justice model and related infrastructure.

Master of Science in Emergency Management at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Master of Science in Emergency Management program provides students with the knowledge needed to pursue a career in public, non-profit, and private organizations as they relate to emergency management. Students are prepared to handle natural and public health hazards as well as man-made and technological events. Students will learn to prepare for, respond to, and recover from these hazards and events, as well as mitigate future events. Students will learn about emerging technology, legal and organizational frameworks, and will be equipped with the tools needed to create effective programs to prepare for emergencies. Students who complete this program will be well-equipped to begin a career with federal-level emergency management, including work as an Emergency Management Specialist, an Emergency Preparedness Specialist, work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or work with the Department of Homeland Security. Students will also be prepared to work within state or local government agencies.

Rich and Rewarding Location

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is located in New York City, New York in the northeastern region of the United States. The New York City location provides a wealth of both social and professional opportunities. The biggest city in the United States, the “Big Apple” boasts a booming microeconomy that allows for a plethora of internship opportunities and post-graduate career opportunities. The city also provides a rich cultural experience and ample opportunity for recreation with its famous restaurants, theaters, shops, and other entertainment.

Tailored Coursework

The Master of Science in Protection Management program requires students to complete 39 credits of coursework and choose a specialization in Fire Protection Management, Security Management, or Emergency Management. Within these specializations, students can choose to follow either a general track or thesis track. 

Both the Master of Science in Protection Management program and the Master of Science in Emergency Management program require students to complete 36 credits of coursework with four core courses, four management analytics courses, and four elective courses. Students may choose to follow a thesis track if they are eligible. All students must also pass a comprehensive examination in order to complete the program.

Research Opportunities

Students at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice have the opportunity to utilize the Office for Student Research and Creativity to dive into their field. The office provides students with resources for their research, lab opportunities, research services, and external resources.

Tuition and Scholarship/Financial Aid Opportunities

Full-time students in each of these programs will complete 12 credits per semester. New York State residents will pay $5,065 per semester in tuition as a full-time student. Part-time students who are New York State residents will pay $500 per credit hour. Out-of-state students will pay $780 per credit hour. 

Students may choose to fill out the FAFSA to find out if and how much financial aid they qualify for at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Students may direct financial aid questions to the Financial Aid Office by emailing financialaid@jjay.cuny.edu

Scholarships may be awarded to new or continuing students based on “strong academic work and a commitment to public service.” Search for scholarships that you may meet the criteria for by utilizing the John Jay College of Criminal Justice scholarship search.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

35
Applied
23
Accepted
21
Enrolled
66%

Applying

125
Application Fee - Domestic
No
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 30th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline December 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum B average

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

93
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 16.13%
Black or African American 15.05%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 4.3%

Gender

Male (78%)
Female (21%)

Location & Contact

Address 524 West 59th Street
New York, NY  10019
United States
Contact Dr. Peter Mameli
Phone: 212-237-8000

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