Application Deadline January 1st

May 15, 2014

The policy of the Doctoral program is to consider students who show considerable promise of succeeding in the program. The Admissions Committee evaluates each applicant’s scholastic record, paying attention to previous academic work, results from the GRE, career goals, professional experience and evidence of academic potential.

Consideration for admission into the Ph.D. program is based on the applicant’s completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.00 (B) on a scale of 4.00. Applicants with a Master’s degree should have a 3.50 GPA in their graduate work.

For the Concentration in Policy, Oversight and Administration, academic background in criminal justice or in a related are of public policy and administration is preferred, but not absolutely required.

The Concentration is open to full-time and part-time students, and students who are currently enrolled in master’s level study are also encouraged to apply.

All applicants are required to submit their GRE scores with the application packet.  The GRE code for the Graduate Center is 2113 and the Criminal Justice Program Code is 2202.  GRE exams can be arranged by calling 1-800-GRE-CALL.

A writing sample is also required (15 pp maximum).

Detailed instructions on applying to the program can be found on the Graduate Center Admissions official page here.  You may call 212-817-7470 or e-mail your request to: