Master of Arts in International Crime and Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Program Description

Master of Arts in International Crime and Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice


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.

The program is designed for: Criminal justice personnel from countries besides the United States, and staff from international agencies, intergovernmental organizations and civil society organizations.

Students will find this degree applicable to professional career interests as well as for preparation for doctoral study in a variety of disciplines.

Application Requirements

Before submitting your application to the Admissions Office, please be sure you have included the following, as per the graduate admissions website :

  • 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

In addition, applicants must submit:

  • scores on the aptitude test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). For information and arrangements to take the test, applicants may write to the Graduate Admissions Office, obtain information via the internet at, or contact the Educational Testing Service at 1.609.771.7670 or 1.866.473.4373. To register to test in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada, register online or call 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-GRE-CALL (1-800-473-2255). To register to test at an international location, register online or contact the appropriate Regional Registration Center, which are listed here.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English and who were educated in a country where English is not the official language, must submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 79-80 for the Internet-based test.

Career Opportunities

  • FBI
  • Multinational Corporations
  • United Nations
  • World Bank
  • Corporate Security
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 7, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Aug. 2017
USA New York, New York
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