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CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice at John Jay Ranked in Nation's Top 10 by US NEWS & WORLD Report

New York, NY, April 30, 2009 – The CUNY Graduate Center doctoral program in Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice was ranked as one of the top 10 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2009 “Best Graduate Schools” survey.

“This ranking is a tremendous honor and underscores the talent and commitment of the John Jay faculty. Thanks to their dedication, the John Jay Criminal Justice doctoral program is now competitive with the top criminal justice programs in the country with more students choosing to apply here than ever before,” said President Jeremy Travis.

“This is a great honor for the criminal justice faculty and John Jay. It is gratifying to see that our faculty’s scholarship and the College’s academic capabilities are recognized,” said Dr. Karen Terry, Director of the CUNY Graduate Center Criminal Justice Doctoral Program at John Jay.

The CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice offers an interdisciplinary education in the fields of criminal justice, criminology and forensic science. The program prepares students for careers of scholarship and teaching in criminal justice and related areas.

US News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools” rankings spotlight the country’s academically excellent graduate programs. The PhD program rankings in Criminology are based solely on the responses of peer assessment surveys sent to academics in the criminology discipline, four per school.

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit