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Graduate School

Overview

Philippine College of Criminology (PCCR) Graduate School now offers four (4) graduate programs that cater to those that would like to pursue an academic career or enhance their professional careers in Law Enforcement. 

Classes are held online using a bichronous mode. Instruction is delivered using the PCCR Learning Management System which contains the course syllabi, course content, class requirements, rubric, and other innovative online resources for maximum student engagement and learning. For the synchronous sessions, the professors hold classes using video conferencing applications such as Google Meet, Zoom, or Microsoft Teams.

Information

Master of Science in Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology

Master of Science in Criminal Justice, with specialization in Criminology is divided into two specialized programs, tailor made for those who either want to pursue an academic career or enhance their professional career in Law Enforcement.

Both programs are compliant to the standards of ISO 9001:2005, can be completed in as quick as one year and five months and can be taken by:
■ BS Criminology graduates
■ Bachelor’s degree holders of other disciplines who have completed 21 units of professional
courses in BS Criminology
■ Licensed or non-licensed Criminologists

Academic Program (30 units)
○ consists of at least twenty-four (24) units of coursework and at least six (6) units of thesis. It requires students to pass a comprehensive test and produce a thesis. As a final product, students are required to have at least one (1) publication in a peer-reviewed journal or judged creative work.

 

Professional Program (33 units)
○ a non-thesis master’s-level professional track whose primary objective is the application of knowledge to professional practice. This form of Master’s degree is either terminal or preparatory for a professional-track Ph.D. program. The professional master’s degree program consists of at least thirty (30) units of advanced study in
professional or vocational subjects, with at least three (3) units designated as a capstone course or
practice-based project. To graduate from this program, students must pass a comprehensive exam and complete a capstone project.

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology

The Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology is the Academic Doctorate Program that consists of a minimum of twenty-four (24) units of coursework and twelve (12) units of dissertation. The dissertation will undergo a public defense. As a final product, students must also have a publication, i.e. evidence of admission to an internationally or nationally refereed and indexed journal or a juried creative work outlet.

This program can be taken by:
■ MS Criminal Justice or MS Criminology graduates
● Non-thesis MS Criminal Justice or MS Criminology graduates will be required to take 12
units of bridging program, composed of specialization courses in MS Criminal Justice or
MS Criminology.

■ Master’s degree holders of other disciplines who have completed 21 units of specialization
courses in MS Criminal Justice or MS Criminology

 

Doctor of Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology

Doctor of Criminal Justice, with specialization in Criminology is a professional program that signifies mastery of subject matter and practice of a professional field at a proficiency comparable to the doctorate level. The professional doctorate degree program consists of a minimum of twenty-four (24) units of coursework and twelve (12) units of a practice-based dissertation. Students are expected to pass a comprehensive examination. Students must conduct a practice-based research project as part of their final product. The dissertation will undergo a public defense.

 

This program can be taken by:
■ MS Criminal Justice or MS Criminology graduates
● Non-thesis MS Criminal Justice or MS Criminology graduates will be required to take
thesis-writing subjects worth 6 units as bridging program.

■ Master’s degree holders of other disciplines who have completed 21 units of specialization
courses in MS Criminal Justice or MS Criminology

Graduate School Articles

Faculty Development Program Promotes PCCR Brand of Excellence

Faculty Development Program Promotes PCCR Brand of Excellence

To ensure the prevalence of the values of Leadership and Excellence, Philippine College of Criminology (PCCR) recently held its Faculty Development Seminar entitled “Adapt and Create: Embracing PCCR’s Culture of Excellence” at the Justice Felix A. Bautista Gymnasium....

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The Epitome of a Bona Fide Batang 641

The Epitome of a Bona Fide Batang 641

PCCR President Ma. Angelica Lei Bautista presents the Plaque of Honor to Hon. Felipe Abigan, Jr. When you first meet Councilor Felipe Abigan, Jr., you would not expect to meet the embodiment of all of the core values of the Philippine College of Criminology (PCCR)....

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Dr. Noel Sergio is PCCR’s New VP for Academic Affairs

Dr. Noel Sergio is PCCR’s New VP for Academic Affairs

Reflecting its current Foundation Day Theme of “Reaching Greater Heights through Transformational Education”, The Philippine College of Criminology (PCCR) continues to strengthen its academic core with the addition of its new Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA)...

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