John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th St.
New York City, NY 10019
9:00AM – 5:00PM
9:00AM – 12:00PM
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With your completed application, the following items must be submitted:
- A non-refundable application fee of $125 (U.S.), check or money order, made payable to John Jay College.
- Official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work sent directly from the institution(s) of record to John Jay College. If you graduated with a bachelor’s degree from John Jay College, you are not required to submit a transcript with your application. To apply for any of the graduate programs, you should have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
- Three academic references or letters of recommendation. If you graduated more than two years ago, professional references are acceptable.
- For those applying to MPA programs: Please describe, in an essay of no more than 500 words, how your undergraduate studies and your personal, volunteer service and/or employment experience prepare you for study and future employment in fields of public service.
- For all other applicants: an essay of approximately 250-300 words indicating the reasons for pursuing graduate study with reference to career objectives.
- The Aptitude Test of the Graduate Record Examination is required for admission to the Forensic Science, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Mental Health Counseling and Forensic Computing Programs. A minimum score of 1000+ is acceptable.
The GRE is also required for Criminal Justice and International Crime and Justice. A combined score has not been determined as yet; however, applicants should strive for a combined score of 750+ with a score of 3 and higher on the analytical writing section.