Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

In the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at John Jay, students acquire an advanced understanding of research and practice in all aspects of the U.S. criminal justice system. As part of the core curriculum, students master the major theories of criminology, policing, corrections, and judicial studies, and become skilled in quantitative research methods and policy analysis.

Students can select from a large number of electives, including new courses examining race and criminal justice in America, to build a specialization in areas such as criminology and deviance, criminal law and procedure, policing, or corrections. Electives such as crime mapping, cybercrime, crime scene investigation, drug and alcohol abuse, homeland security and terrorism, and transnational crime are offered by a large, diverse, and highly regarded faculty.