Student Research

Student Research

All John Jay students – from freshmen undergraduates to post-doctoral scholars -- benefit from the vast range of faculty scholarship and the opportunity to gain hands on experience in how to conduct leading-edge research.  John Jay’s rigorous teaching approach stimulates students’ minds, fosters creativity and sharpens critical thinking.

Research Initiatives in Science and Math



The Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math

This nationally recognized program which began at John Jay College leads the effort to engage underrepresented students in careers in science and math.  Through hands-on training, close mentoring by a faculty member, participation in professional research conferences, and the opportunity to present and publish their work in front of a global audience, students participate in a distinct and exceptional experience that sets them on a path to a bright future in math and science.

The Office for Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) facilitates and expands research opportunities for undergraduate students outside of the STEM fields.  Taking part in research discussions and initiatives gives students a chance to dive deeper into a topic area of their interest with the support and guidance of a faculty member.

Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice

The program focuses on developing and implementing innovative research methodologies for the study of criminal justice issues. It prepares students for careers of research, scholarship and teaching within various criminal justice disciplines.

Forensic Psychology Doctoral Program

This program creates and fosters research and learning opportunities in forensic psychology for qualified faculty and students. It encourages the application of psychological insights, concepts and skills to the understanding and functioning of the legal and criminal justice system. Our state-of-the-art Forensic Psychology Research Institute (FPRI) funds research undertaken by psychology faculty and graduate students so that they may acquire and enhance their research skills and capabilities.

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

Offered through the Department of African American Studies, this program aims to promote graduate education, especially doctoral studies for first generation college students, low-income students and under-represented groups (African American, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander).

Office of Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities

The Office of Fellowship & Scholarship Opportunities enables John Jay students and alumni to explore available fellowship and scholarship opportunities for furthering their education. Through direct advisement sessions, interactive workshops and informative presentations, we help students identify the right opportunities and assist them in the development of their application materials.