How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply to the Master of Arts program in International Crime and Justice click here.

We welcome applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution or international equivalent, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all applicants but may be waived in special circumstances such as:

  • the applicant is a graduate of the major in International Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has a GPA of 3.5 or more;
  • the applicant has seven or more years of related professional experience in the international criminal justice field (e.g., works for UN, INTERPOL, World Bank, etc.) and has demonstrated significant professional accomplishments;
  • the applicant is a foreign student. Foreign students are defined as students who are enrolled in institutions of higher education who are not citizens of United States of America, immigrants, or refugees. These may include holders of F (student) visas, H (temporary worker/trainee) visas, J (temporary educational exchange - visitor) visas, and M (vocational training) visas. Foreign students do not have long-term or permanent residence.


GRE scores are only one component of the application profile.

In addition, applicants should have taken an undergraduate statistics course. Students may be conditionally admitted without undergraduate statistics but must complete this course within the first year of the program.

We also ask applicants to submit:

  • official transcripts of undergraduate and other graduate coursework
  • three letters of recommendation  
  • a personal statement of approximately 300 words giving reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study


Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 212-237-8863 or for any questions regarding the admissions review process.