2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin

A Letter from the President

Thank you for considering the graduate programs of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. A world leader in educating for justice since 1964, John Jay offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to a diverse and highly motivated student body.

At John Jay, we define justice in our teaching and research both narrowly, with an eye toward meeting the needs of criminal justice and public service agencies, and broadly, in terms of enduring questions about fairness, equality and the rule of law. Whether your goal is to further your career through graduate study, or to seek knowledge as its own reward, you will find that our courses and programs meet the highest academic and professional standards.

This bulletin provides you with descriptions of our graduate class offerings. Our master’s degree programs in Criminal Justice, Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity, Forensic Mental Health Counseling, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science, International Crime and Justice, Protection Management, Public Administration: Public Policy Administration, Public Administration: Inspection and Oversight, and Security Management are among the best in the nation. Our PhD programs in Criminal Justice and Psychology, offered in conjunction with the Graduate Center of The City University of New York, are drawing the best applicants from across the country and around the world.

We hope you will find these programs exciting, challenging and rewarding. We also hope that you find useful information in this bulletin regarding academic standards, general regulations, student activities, and available scholarships and awards. I encourage you to visit the College as you weigh these opportunities, call us if you have questions, and consider joining the exciting community of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

We look forward to welcoming you to John Jay!

Jeremy Travis


Although the College has made every effort to assure the accuracy of all information provided in the Bulletin, students should note that the policies, rules, regulations, requirements for graduation, course offerings, and other materials delineated in the Bulletin can change and that these changes may alter the information contained herein.