Course Information

Schedule Your Courses

The first thing to consider when scheduling your first semester is to factor in coursework that does not count towards your credit total, but must be completed, in case you have been accepted with conditions. Some of you must take our undergraduate statistics course, STA250. STA250 will not count towards your GPA and thus it is recommended that you take it pass/no credit (you must file a form with Jay Express Services at the beginning of the semester to do this: OR email your Academic Advisor to obtain the form. If you receive benefits from the Office of Military and Veterans Services and are required to take STA 250 as a condition of your acceptance, you MUST additionally file the Veteran Graduate Student Authorization for Undergraduate Courses and submit it to the veteran certifying official in the Office of Military and Veterans Services. Please email your advisor to obtain the form.

Elective courses may be selected from the themed lists below or from any of the graduate courses offered at John Jay and CUNY, subject to the approval of the graduate program director. Electives offerings will vary every semester and new electives may be developed. Graduate courses not on the list below (whether offered at John Jay, other CUNY colleges, or at other universities) MUST be approved by the graduate program director on a case-by-case basis as electives. ALL non-prefixed ICJ courses are subject to spacing and the approval of the respective program director (Criminal Justice/Psychology/Public Administration, etc.) for registration approval - even if it is an approved elective.


In addition, students may use their 12 elective credits to complete courses toward the Advanced Certificate in Transnational Organized Crime Studies (ACTOCS) or Terrorism Studies or take a combination of different electives chosen from the list of approved electives below. Students who have completed 15 credits and have a GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible to take the following electives: Internship (6 credits) and Thesis I/Thesis II (6 credits). The thesis elective is taken over a two semester sequence as ICJ 791 and ICJ 792.

The internship course (ICJ 780) is an online course that is accompanied by a mandatory 280 hours in an internship site. Placements in internship sites are arranged at the initiative of the student in consultation with the Center for Career and Professional Development and the program director. Students interested in the internship elective should start their search for an internship site at least one semester in advance. Students are encouraged to pursue one or more internships during their graduate studies, even if they are not taking the internship elective course, potentially as an Independent Study (3 credits).


Required Courses

The Master of Arts in International Criminal Justice requires 36 credits consisting of eight required core courses (24 credits) and four electives (12 credits; see the list of courses below).

  • ICJ 700    International Crime and Justice Theory    
  • ICJ 701    Illegal Markets and Economic Justice    
  • ICJ 702    Comparative CRJ Systems    
  • ICJ 703    International Criminal Law    
  • ICJ 704    Crime, Justice and Cultural Struggles    
  • ICJ 706    Transnational Crime    
  • ICJ 715    Applied Research Methods in International Crime and Justice    
  • ICJ 770    Capstone Course in International Crime and Justice

Electives may be selected from the list below or from any of the graduate courses offered at John Jay and CUNY, subject to the approval of the graduate program director

Approved Electives

Total Credits Required: 12

ICJ 780    Internship Course    
ICJ 791    International Crime and Justice Thesis I    
ICJ 792    International Crime and Justice Thesis II    
ICJ 705    Human Rights and Counterterrorism    
ICJ 720    Crime and Justice in the Balkans    
ICJ 721    International Perspectives on Women in Criminal Justice    
ICJ 725    Environmental Crime    
ICJ 726    Drug Trafficking    
ICJ 760    Information Technology and Cybercrime    SEC 760        
ICJ 728    History of Genocide    
ICJ 729    Organized Crime: An International Perspective    
ICJ 730    Human Trafficking    
ICJ 735    Gender Justice for Conflict Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence    
ICJ 750    Special Topics in International Crime and Justice    
ICJ 755    Terrorism and Transnational Crime    
ICJ 762    Corruption and the Global Economy

CRJ 713    White-Collar Crime    
CRJ 727    Cybercriminology  FCM 727        
CRJ 739    Crime Mapping                   
CRJ 744    Terrorism and Politics    
CRJ 746    Terrorism and Apocalyptic Violence    
CRJ 759    Comparative Police Administration                     
CRJ 784    Organized Crime    
CRJ 789    Violence Across the Globe    
CRJ 797    Homeland Security and International Relations    

PSY 705    Victimology    
PSY 729    Terrorism    
PSY 746    Empirical Profiling Methods 

PAD 718    International Public Policy and Administration    
PAD 746    Comparative Public Administration    
PAD 772    International Inspection and Oversight    

HR 701      International Human Rights: Organizations and Institutions    
HR 711      Human Rights and Humanitarianism    
HR 712     Civil and Political Rights and Civil Liberties    
HR 713     Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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