CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.98 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 80 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA and NASPAA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 14,732 (12,969 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 78% part-time, 22% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,532 in-state; $19,122 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I'm currently pursuing a master's degree in Public Administration at John Jay College. The program has excellent faculty and the curriculum is top notch. My only feedback is that the career guidance and focus on helping students find jobs in the field is not as strong as I'd hoped for. I would also like to see the differential tuition charged for the MPA program used to strengthen the career advising services.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

John Jay College of Criminal Justice has good graduate programs. The curriculum, professors and extracurricular activities are excellent. It provides the students with learning experiences. I just wish they could offer more support in the areas of internships and career planning.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I have not yet experienced any cons during my graduate program in Forensic Mental Health Counseling at CUNY John Jay. There are many resources available to students and numerous interesting internship opportunities. I am excited to begin my internship program next semester in the fall of 2015 (hopefully at Rikers Island.)
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

This program has been extremely eye-opening and challenging in ways I didn't imagine. The workload is comparable (I imagine) to other programs.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The class selection is incredible and the professors are very knowledgeable. There are ample opportunities to get involved in research. Unfortunately there is not much financial aid for graduate level students. Also, the Masters in Forensic Psych. program recently changed its thesis requirements, making it more difficult for new grad students to select a topic and find an adviser.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The positive aspects of my graduate program are the following:reasonably affordable (although I am having trouble paying for my education for the upcoming semester), diverse student body and culture, many opportunities in my field of study, academic support, and fun activities to engage in. On the down side, the school only offers a limited amount of scholarships for graduate students and only during certain periods of time.
2.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

John Jay has a great graduate program. The resources they provide graduate students like classes, graduate computer lab and reserved seatings are horrible. I believe if graduate students are paying a great amount of tuition they shoud be able to hold classes in the " New building" and give us a better computer lab and better seats. We pay for education but also for better amenities.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2017

There is a real diverse group of students as well as professors. You get a feeling outside of your specified major, which enhances the learning process and the networking opportunities are awesome.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

John Jay provides excellent value for your money. The staff was experienced, knowledgeable, and accessible. The workload was fair and reasonable for an MPA level program. John Jay hosts numerous networking and career placement events and workshops on campus and does an excellent job notifying the students of these events. I highly recommend the program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel this MPA program benefited me by grounding my service with a better understanding of governmental policies, organizational theories, human nature, and research methodologies. It has allowed me to leverage my professional work experience through the lens of these studies, improving my ability to understand a situation, adapt, communicate and connect with people. I found that the professional student community to be the most enjoyable part of John Jay's program. Not only did I take away a deeper understanding of my discipline but friendships and professional contacts that will last well into the future. I loved the selection of my lectures and professors. They seemed to represent the diversity of the public sectors in my community
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