The Master of Arts in International Crime and Justice prepares students from around the world to address the challenges posed by the growing phenomenon of international crime. Under the direction of John Jay faculty who are both distinguished scholars from multiple disciplines and practitioners in the field, students develop a deep understanding of the nature and impact of international crime and the domestic and international responses to it.

Graduates of the program will enter the job market equipped with advanced, substantive knowledge and the analytical and research skills necessary to pursue careers in Comparative Policing, Counterterrorism, Environmental Criminology, Criminal Analysis, International Human Rights, Financial Crimes/Financial Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, and Anti-Corruption among others. The program also prepares those who wish to pursue doctoral studies in various disciplines.

Director of the International Crime & Justice M.A. Program

Katarzyna Celinska, PhD
Associate Professor, member of doctoral program in Criminal Justice, The Graduate Center
Department of Law, Police Science & Criminal Justice
Office: Haaren Hall, 422.11
Phone: 646-557-4780
Faculty Website:

Deputy Director of the International Crime & Justice M.A., Director of the International Crime & Justice M.A. Online Program, and Program Coordinator of the Advanced Certificate in Transnational Organized Crime Studies (ACTOCS)

Jennifer Geist Rutledge, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science 
Office: New Building, 09.65.08
Phone: 646-557-4696
Faculty Website:

Academic Advisor of the International Crime & Justice M.A. Programs (on-campus and online)

Maria Simonetti, MA, CFE
Office: Haaren Hall, Room 422.11

For questions about admissions, please contact 

Office of Admissions
524 W. 59th Street, New Building Rm. L64
Phone: 212-237-8863