The Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology program seeks to provide an avenue to pursue higher learning on the field of research on law enforcement and policy development.
Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology
The post-graduate program Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology gives emphasis on the development of students' expertise and high-level professional competence in the field of Criminology.
The conduct of advanced and/or independent research in Criminology and/or allied areas is a good facility to apply Criminological theories and research findings in the practice of the profession and most of all the high concept of citizenry and leadership, an understanding of their moral and legal responsibilities to their fellowmen, their community and their country by developing ideas, attitudes, and habits needed for their improvement as human beings in order to carry out responsibilities and appreciate the values of dignity and cultural heritage.
- Advanced Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology
- Comparative Criminal Justice Systems and Processes
- Advanced Statistics and Data Analysis in Criminal Justice
- Educational Philosophy of St. John Baptist De La Salle
- The Philosophical Foundation of Criminal Justice
- Theories on Crime Causation, Prevention and Control
- Criminal Justice Interventions, Methods and Evaluations
- Advanced Techniques for Crime Analysis and Investigation
- Any two (2) of the following:
- Contemporary Theories of Criminology
- Psychological Factors of Crime
- Teaching Criminal Justce & Criminology
- Corrections: Institutions and Field Operations
- Violence and Victimization
- Juvenile Justice System
- Design and Analysis in Criminology
- Seminar in Current Trends and Perspectives in Criminology
- Global Terrorism
- Seminar in Multicultural Issues and Urban Crimes
- The Problems of Corruption in Society
- Public Safety Management
- Gender, Crime and Justice
- Law and Administration of Justice
- Seminar on the Legal Aspects of the Criminal Justice System
- Foreign Language 1 & 2
- He or she must be holder of a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology.
- Non-Alumni should pass the Graduate Admission Examination.
- Pass an interview to be conducted by the Dean.
- Based on CHED Memorandum Order No. 47, series of 2006, students intending to enroll in this program must be holders of a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology. For Master's degree holders in other disciplines, they must have completed the twenty-one (21) units of specialization courses in MS Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology consisting of any of the following:
- Transnational Crimes and Terrorism
- Economic Crimes
- Crisis Intervention Management
- Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
- Modern Penology
- Science of Criminalistics
All applicants should submit the following:
- Two (2) Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records – BS and MS
- Two (2) Certified True Copy of Diploma – BS and MS
- Two (2) Latest Personal Data Sheet with 2x2 Colored ID Picture
- NSO Birth Certificate
- NSO Marriage Certificate (for married applicant only)
- Permit to Study from his/her employer
- Letter of Recommendation (CCJEGS Recommendation Form)
A student is retained in the program under the following conditions:
- He has no grade lower than 2.50 for Masters and 3.00 for Doctoral.
- He has a G.P.A of 3.25.
- A student who has a GPA lower than 3.25 can only enroll in a maximum of 6 units.
- He has not accumulated nine (9) units of no credit.
- He has not exceeded the maximum residency rule of 5 years for MS and 7 years for PhD.
Maximum Residency Rule
- The maximum residency for master's program shall be five (5) years for MS and seven (7) years for PhD including Thesis and/or Dissertation writing.
- A student is allowed to file a leave of absence (LOA) for a semester, renewable for another semester. However, this LOA is counted in his maximum residency.
- A student who fails to complete the program within the given period will have to enroll six (6) units of refresher courses for masters and doctoral programs with additional three (3) units for each of the succeeding years. The refresher courses to be enrolled are research and major subjects.
- If he exceeds the maximum residency rule, he has to enroll in 6 units of refresher course for the first year and is expected to finish within the next two years.
- Students on refresher are required to attend the class and comply with all the requirements.
- Students may be given a remark of "Refresher/On-Audit" if the requirements were complied and "Failed" for non-compliance.
- Students who were marked "FAILED" will be withdrawn from the program.