This program seeks to enhance the quality of Criminology Professionals to make them more responsive to the needs of the Philippine Criminal Justice System.
Master of Science in Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology
This program under the College of Criminal Justice Education Graduate Studies encourages students to take an active role in criminal justice, look at issues critically and make improved judgments and decisions, understand human nature and social arrangements, perform research and communicate effectively and pursue high level opportunity in law enforcement, security, court systems, education and training.
- Methods of Criminological Research
- Statistics in Criminal Justice and Criminology
- Foundations of Criminology
- Transnational Crimes and Terrorism
- Economic Crimes
- Crisis Intervention Management
- Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
- Any two (2) of the following:
- Problems in Criminal Law, Procedures and Evidence
- Special Penal Laws in the Philippines
- The Psychology of Crime
- Deviant Behavior
- Domestic Violence
- Administration of Justice
- Communication Skills for Criminal Justice Administrators
- Seminar Series on Transnational Crimes, Communities & Justice, Law, Policy and Social Change
- Modern Penology
- Science of Criminalistics
- Thesis 1
- Thesis 2
- Internship at Bahay Pag-asa
- He or she must be a Bachelor's Degree or a Licensed Criminologist.
- 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, for non-graduates of Criminology, they must have completed at least twenty-one (21) units of professional courses in Criminology consisting of any of the following:
- Introduction to Criminology and Psychology of Crimes
- Philippine Criminal Justice System
- Human Behavior and Crisis Management
- Two (2) courses under Criminalistics
- One (1) course under Law Enforcement Administration
- One (1) course under Crime Detection and Investigation
- Two (2) courses under Criminal Law and Jurisprudence
- Correctional Administration and pass any of the Government Examination – NAPOLCOM / Civil Service.
All applicants should submit the following:
- Two (2) Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records
- Two (2) Certified True Copy of College Diploma
- 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 (Download here)
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.