To apply for Fall 2023, your application needs to be submitted by July 1st, 2023. Recommendation letters do not need to be received by that date, but we do need the names of your recommenders, as well as the completed online form and your college transcript.
We admit new students only in the fall semester.
To be considered for admission, you must have:
We prefer, but do not require, undergraduate calculus. (The online form is out of date on this point). We do not require GREs. We are less interested in what classes you’ve taken than in your intellectual curiosity, your willingness to work hard, and your commitment to using your training to help change the world.
The City University of New York remains one of the most affordable university systems in the country. As a result, the John Jay Economics MA program is far less expensive than most other graduate programs. Total in-state tuition over two years is $16,920. Many students enroll part-time, paying $470 per credit; the total cost is the same. Comparable M.A. programs elsewhere typically cost $60,000 or more.
In-state tuition requires one year of residency in New York State. Out-of-state tuition is $855 per credit. So if you do not currently live in New York, your total tuition over two years will be $23,850, assuming you establish residency in your first year. For comparison, total tuition for the New School’s two-year M.A. program is $67,950 — nearly three times as much.
Current John Jay undergraduates can apply for the BS/MA dual-degree program, which will allow them to complete their undergraduate and MA degree in five years.
To apply to the BS/MA programs, you should submit the following documents:
June 30 for Fall Admission and January 10 for Spring Admission