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Graduate School

Overview

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The Philippine College of Criminology was authorized by the Department of Education to offer a one-year graduate course in Criminology leading to the degree of Master in Criminology through Government Recognition No. 218 Series of 1961 dated May 20, 1961. On July 31, 1972, Government Recognition No. 88 Series of 1972 authorized PCCR to offer a two-year course leading to the degree Master of Arts in Criminology. The same Government Recognition, No. 88 Series of 1972, was approved to rename the degree program of Master of Science in Criminal Justice, dated August 27, 2010, by the Commission on Higher Education.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CRIMINOLOGY

The Philippine College of Criminology was granted by the Commission on Higher Education its Government Recognition No. C-035, Series of 1995 for the post graduate in Criminology leading to the degree Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology on April 4, 1995.

Program Goals

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  1. To provide opportunities for higher specialization and advanced technical training in the field of criminal justice education which includes law enforcement, criminalistics, police administration, crime prevention, and other related fields.
  2. To prepare students to become effective public servants and to develop research- and service-oriented criminal justice practitioners.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CRIMINOLOGY

  1. To develop leaders and experts in the field of crime prevention and investigation, committed to the service of God, country, and fellowmen producing competent men and women who can influence policy makers in the field of Criminology.
  2. To nurture a high level of professionalism and productive professionals and scholarship through research-oriented activities.
  3. To redirect research towards the identified fields of activities emphasizing the interplay of multi-disciplines and inter-disciplines.
  4. To motivate students to commit themselves to meaningful and dynamic participation in the pursuit of national goals.
  5. To inspire graduate students to practice self-reliance and independent thinking to enable them to be imaginative in the pursuit of ways and means for crime detection and ultimate prevention thereof.
  6. To sharpen critical thinking and apply these to the solutions of crimes in the Philippine contemporary society.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

For Filipino Citizens:

  1. Official Transcript of Records with Special Order No. (Original Copy)
  2. Certificate of Honorable Dismissal
  3. Certification of Good Moral Character or Letter of Recommendation from employer
  4. One (1) 2 X 2 ID picture (white background)

For Foreign Citizens:

  1. Student Visa (9-F Visa)
  2. Affidavit of Support of the person supporting the applicant’s study.
  3. Passport (photocopy)
  4. Five (5) copies of personal history statement duly assigned by the student, both in English and his/her national language.
  5. Three (3) copies of official Transcript of Records/ Scholastic Records duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service.
  6. Three (3) copies of authenticated diploma.
  7. Five (5) 2 X 2 ID pictures (white background)

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CRIMINOLOGY

For Filipino Citizens:

  1. Official Transcript of Records with Special Order No.(Original Copy)
  2. Certificate of Honorable Dismissal
  3. Certification of Good Moral Character or Letter of Recommendation from employer.
  4. One (1) 2 X 2 picture (white background)

For Foreign Citizens:

  1. Student Visa (9-F Visa)
  2. Affidavit of Support of the person supporting the applicant’s study.
  3. Passport (photocopy)
  4. Five (5) copies of personal history statements, both in English and his/her national language.
  5. Three (3) copies of official Transcript of Records / Scholastic Records, duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service.
  6. Three (3) copies of authenticated diploma
  7. Five (5) 2 X 2 ID pictures (white background)

Message from the Dean

The graduate school was opened on June 12, 1961, to offer the Master of Science in Criminal Justice, with specialization in Criminology then Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology followed in 1993. Today, both programs are ISO-9001:2015 certified by the International Organization for Standardization.

The programs Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization (MSCJ) in Criminology and Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology have four (4) semesters, and six (6) semesters, respectively.

The Learning Modality is online, and the schedule of classes is every Saturday.

The Faculty members of the Graduate School are from the different pillars of the Criminal Justice System (Law Enforcement, Prosecution, Courts, and Correction) that are qualified and competent to handle the courses offered.

PCCR Graduate School gives scholarships or discounts to the members of the tri-bureau (Philippine National Police, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Bureau of Fire Protection).

We are very much willing to assist the students in the enrollment procedures and securing the necessary documents, such as Transcript of Records and Diploma after graduation.

Dr. Abelardo SevillaDean of Graduate School