The John Jay Criminal Justice Master of Arts Program has a large, diverse, and celebrated faculty who provide students with an advanced understanding of research and practice in the US criminal justice system and related issues. Core classes provide a mastery of the major works and theories of criminology, policing, corrections, judicial studies, quantitative research methods and policy analysis.
The Master of Science program in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity offers a balance of practice and theory through study in computer science, law, and criminal justice. The program produces professionals qualified as digital forensic scientists who can apply and sustain their expertise as new technological and societal challenges emerge, who understand the scientific, legal and criminal justice context of high technology crime, and who can effectively communicate their knowledge to others.
The Master of Arts in Economics provides students with a comprehensive and foundational knowledge of applied economics. The program is distinct in that it requires students to examine the unjust and just application of economic analysis and subsequent policies. The program utilizes a heterodox/pluralist approach that focuses primarily on issues of justice such as diversity, equality and sustainability. The degree will require students to have a firm understanding of the theory, skills, and tools used by practitioners in the field.
The Master of Science in Emergency Management Program prepares students for responsible positions and leadership in public, non-profit, and private organizations. The program includes preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating future losses from the broad range of threats including natural and public health hazards and man-made or technological events.
This program, developed within the Department of Psychology, has been approved by New York State as a “license eligible” academic program. It satisfies the state’s educational requirements for professional licensure as a mental health counselor, with a specialization in forensics. It develops skills in interviewing, counseling and assessment based upon established principles and research regarding human development, personality, psychopathology and counseling.
The Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology is designed to provide a strong foundation in forensic psychology that can be applied to, and within, the criminal and civil justice systems, as well as to prepare students for doctoral study in psychology. The 42-credit curriculum focuses on understanding, serving and studying both offenders and victims. Through the curriculum, students are provided with an advanced understanding of psychological development and psychopathology, personality assessment, psychotherapeutic techniques and research methods.
The Master of Science in Forensic Science is designed to provide advanced education for scientists, administrators, managers and other professionals currently employed in crime laboratories, medical examiners’ offices and in related areas such as public safety, arson investigation, and environmental protection. The program also prepares individuals who are interested in entering such careers. Drawing from the areas of chemistry, biology, physics and law, the program involves the mastery of techniques for the laboratory and the courts. The curriculum meets an urgent national need for broadly trained forensic scientists.
The Master of Arts in Human Rights is a professionally-oriented degree program that provides students with a thorough understanding of human rights theory and the practical skills necessary to translate understanding into practice. Students completing the program will be able to demonstrate understanding of substantive concepts in the scholarly and practical field of human rights, conduct methodological research, and engage in practice-oriented work, such as fact-finding, report-writing, media outreach, and advocacy. Program graduates will be highly competitive for a variety of positions including public and media relations, fundraising, social science research, and legal support services.
The Master of Arts in International Crime and Justice reflects the College’s commitment to the internationalization of criminal justice education and builds on the strengths of our undergraduate degree in international criminal justice by opening the possibility of graduate education in this field. Indeed, this is the first program of this nature in the United States. The MA in International Crime and Justice combines advanced substantive knowledge of international crime challenges and domestic and international responses, with analytic and research techniques in an interdisciplinary framework. It aims to produce graduates with a truly global outlook on criminal justice, a moral commitment to international justice, and professional competence in the increasingly multicultural workforce.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY School of Law offer the MPA/JD in Law and Public Accountability, which offers qualified students the opportunity to earn both a Master of Public Administration in Inspection and Oversight and a Juris Doctor degree in Law.
The MPA/JD Dual Degree Program capitalizes on CUNY Law School’s renowned expertise in Public Service and Public Interest Law with John Jay College’s unique and highly acclaimed MPA program that deals with investigation of waste fraud and abuse in public and publicly regulated services. The dual-degree program prepares lawyers who will be uniquely trained for inspection and oversight functions, as practitioners, policy makers, and legal scholars.
The MPA Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice equips future public servants with the knowledge, skills, and leadership experiences necessary for the advancement of integrity, accountability, inclusiveness and justice in society and governance. The program celebrates the diversity of our students, including those underrepresented in the leadership of public service.
The MPA-PPA program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice equips future public servants with the knowledge, skills, and leadership experiences necessary for the advancement of integrity, accountability, inclusiveness, and justice in society and governance. The program celebrates the diversity of our students, including those underrepresented in the leadership of public service.
The Master of Science in Protection Management Program provides advanced professional education in theory, design, management and operation of fire and security protection, and emergency management systems. Programs and procedures, and their practical application, are explored in a variety of public, commercial and residential settings.
The MPA/MS dual-degree program in Public Policy and Protection Management offers qualified students the opportunity to earn a Master of Public Administration in Public Policy and Administration and a Master of Science in Protection Management, both specializing in Emergency Management.
This dual-degree program prepares students for careers in organizations that plan, design, manage, evaluate and operate protection and emergency management systems. Graduates will be able to design programs and procedures for a variety of public, private, commercial and residential settings.
The Masters of Science in Security Management provides a focused examination of practices and procedures unique to supervision in the private security industry. The degree targets those already employed in private security and those who seek the long range opportunities in an industry and occupation that is economically lucrative and professionally rewarding. The course of study stresses traditional topical coverage in security studies including management, risk analysis and the role of technology in private sector protection programs.
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