Why John Jay?

Still wondering if online programs at John Jay Online are right for you?

Enroll today and enjoy the following benefits

Attend a Top Public University
with Distinguished Faculty

A senior college of The City University of New York, John Jay College is a preeminent national and international leader in justice education. Enrolling in courses at John Jay Online gives you access to our distinguished faculty, innovative research, and extensive online academic resources, all focused on educating for justice.

Earn a High-Quality

John Jay College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is an institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Our online courses and programs are as rigorous as our traditional offerings, and our degrees and certificates carry the same prestige.

Join a Community of Fierce
Advocates for Justice

The passion to shape a safer, more just society radiates throughout John Jay College. Our 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students are preparing to face the challenges of the future, and our alumni are actively involved in today’s most pressing issues, from reducing crime among New York City youth to battling the global slave labor and sex trafficking trades.

International Reputation

John Jay College is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Career Networking

John Jay College prepares you to meet the challenges of becoming a fierce advocate for justice. Once enrolled, your online cohort will become your network allowing you to share knowledge and expertise in your area of study and professional fields. Students take our online degree programs to examine the world through the lens of justice or to train for a specialized career in one of our certificate programs. Enroll today, build your network, and get ready for the next stages of your career.

Quality Faculty

The John Jay faculty, about 1,100 strong, includes Pulitzer Prize-winners and widely honored scholars and experts in a variety of academic fields, with credentials from the world’s top universities. They have been recognized by their professional peers and at all levels of government for their research, writing, teaching and mentoring. Through their research – often in collaboration with students – they advance knowledge to help build and sustain just societies.


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