Graduate Application Deadlines

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Fall Application Deadlines

Degree Programs
Program Early Decision Deadline Final Deadline
Criminal Justice (MA/ Online & On-campus) 04/01/23 05/01/23
Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity (MS) 06/01/23
Economics (MA) 06/01/23
Human Rights (MA/ Online & On-campus) 06/01/23
Forensic Mental Health Counseling (MA) 04/01/22 05/01/23
Forensic Psychology (MA) 04/01/23 05/01/23
Forensic Psych & Law (MA/JD w/CUNY Law School (Fall Only) 04/01/23 05/01/23
Forensic Psych & Law (MA/JD w/ New York Law School (Fall Only) 04/01/23 05/01/23
Forensic Science (Fall Only) 03/01/23 05/01/23
Emergency Management (MS/ Online)* 06/01/23
International Crime & Justice (MA/Online & On-campus) 04/01/23 05/01/23
Public Administration: Public Policy & Admin (MPA/ Online & On-campus) 06/01/23
Public Administration: Inspection & Oversight (MPA/ Online & On- Campus) 06/01/23
Public Accountability & Law (MPA & Law w/CUNY Law School MPA/JD) 06/01/23
Security Management (MS/Online)* 06/01/23
Advanced Certificates
Applied Digital Forensic Science 06/01/23
Computer Science & Digital Forensics 06/01/23
Criminal Investigation (Online & On-campus) 05/01/23
Crime Prevention & Analysis (Online & On-campus) 05/01/23
Emergency Management (Online) 06/01/23
Health Care Inspection & Oversight (Online)* 06/01/23
Race & Criminal Justice 05/01/23
Terrorism (Online & On-campus) 05/01/23
Transnational Organized Crime Studies (Online & On-campus) 05/01/23
Victimology Studies 05/01/23

We will review applications starting in early March, and admit students on a rolling basis until the deadline when all required documents are due. We recommend students apply before the deadline to get admitted early.

Students can submit their application as soon as they have completed all sections of the online application. The names of recommenders and the personal statement are required to submit the application. 

Once students submit their applications online, all official transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendations must be emailed to

CUNY students from 2004 to present do not need to provide CUNY transcripts.

International students should apply no later than April 1 to ensure timely processing of admissions and student visa paperwork processing. International students can continue to apply after this date until the final application deadline noted above and will be processed if time allows.

If students are admitted with unofficial transcripts, they will need to provide our office with official transcripts directly from their BA degree noted institution before August 1, 2023.

*Deadline extensions will be posted above if available. Contact us at

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