Admission to the online Master of Science in Emergency Management program is competitive, and evaluation is based on the student's academic and professional records of achievements. Although students are not required to have an undergraduate degree or prior coursework in emergency management, preference will be given to those with relevant experience.
To be considered for admission, students must meet the following requirements:
- A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or an international equivalent
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher ( or meet contingency requirements as determined by the program on a case-by-case basis)
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or IELTS, is required for international applicants who have not studied in English-speaking countries. John Jay College's TOEFL code number is 2115-99. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 79-80 for the the internet-based test. The minimum score for IELTS is 7
- Submission of a complete application (see Application Process below)
Priority Deadline: December 1st for Spring 2016 admission.
Applicants that submit their complete application and required documents by December 1st, will have priority registration for Spring 2016 courses.
The deadline for submitting a complete application is June 30 for Fall admission, December 15 for Spring admission and April 17 for Summer admission.
Applications for admissions may be submitted online using the Online Application System. Applicants need to create an account before beginning the application process. A dedicated Enrollment Advisor for the program is available to walk applicants through the application process, in coordination with the program faculty and the Office of Admissions at John Jay College.
The following items must be submitted for a completed application:
- A nonrefundable application fee of $125 USD, in check or money order, made payable to John Jay College
- Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
Note: 1. The application fee is subject to change by the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. This fee is waived for John Jay College alumni, as well as for veterans who submit a copy of their DD214 form to the Office of Admissions, and for students transferring from the on-campus M.S. in Protection Management program. This courtesy is limited to one application per eligible applicant.
2. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the submitting academic institution and verified before admission can be officially extended.
Please use the following address for any documents required to be sent by mail:
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Office of Admissions
524 West 59th Street, L.64
New York, NY 10019