The Criminal Justice Doctoral Program is adding a new concentration in Policy, Oversight and Administration. This specialization is targeted towards those interested in administration, oversight, and policy analysis and related areas of criminal justice.The specialization is designed for students who are completing or who have completed a masters degree in a related field. Up to 29 credits of graduate credit from a related Masters degree can be transferred.
The Concentration is open to full-time and part-time students, and students who are currently enrolled in master’s level study are also encouraged to apply. Admission is for fall semester only. All application materials must be received by the Graduate Center Admissions Office by January 15, 2010.
Students who elect this specialization will be required to complete six “core” courses: Survey of Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Survey of Criminal Justice Process and Policy I, Survey of Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice I, Survey of Criminal Justice Process and Policy II, Criminology and Public Policy, and Advanced Policy Analysis. The focus of the specialization is policy analysis, and it is targeted to students who have an interest in pursuing research or management positions in criminal justice or other agencies or non-profit organizations.
The following is an illustration of how a current student in John Jay’s MPA Inspector General Program might integrate MPA IG studies with doctoral studies, so as to complete both degrees within 60 credits of coursework.
The Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice was started in 1981 and has since grown into one of the premier criminal justice Ph.D. programs in the U.S. The majority of courses for the CUNY Ph.D. in Criminal Justice are taught at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice campus located in the heart of New York City.