Master of Science in Criminal Justice

OBJECTIVES

The University of the Cordilleras Graduate School concurs generally to CHED's objectives of the program, MSCJC as follows:

  1. prepare the students to excel in the field of Criminology;
  2. equip them with advanced knowledge and skills necessary in the practice of Criminology profession;
  3. prepare and encourage the students to do advanced and/or independent research in Criminology; and
  4. train professionals to be more globally competitive in the field of Criminology.
Specifically, the MSCJC aims to:
  1. train professionals who shall adhere and practice universal values and uphold concrete manifestations of good morality in the criminal justice system; and
  2. graduate competent professionals in the field of Criminology.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. qualifying or entrance examination on critical thinking appraisal administered by the Guidance Center
  2. Non-graduates in Criminology must have completed at least twelve (21) units of professional courses in Criminology consisting any of the following:
    • Introduction to Criminology
    • Psychology of Crime
    • Human Behavior and Crisis Management
    • Courses under Criminalistics
    • Courses in Law Enforcement Administration
    • Course under Crime Detection and Investigation
    • Course under Criminal Law and Jurisprudence
    • Correctional Administration
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
Foundation Courses9 units
Major Courses21 units
Cognates6 units
Comprehensive Examination: Thesis Writing6 units
42 units in total
FOUNDATION COURSES (9 units)Units
MSCJ 001Methods of Criminal Research 3
MSCJ 002Statistics in Criminal Justice in Criminology 3
MSCJ 003Foundations of Criminology 3
SPECIALIZATION COURSES (21 units)Units
MSCJ 004Transnational Crimes and Terrorism 3
MSCJ 005Economic Crimes 3
MSCJ 006Crisis Intervention Management 3
MSCJ 007Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 3
MSCJ 008Victimology 3
MSCJ 009Modern Penology 3
MSCJ 010Science of Criminalistics 3
COGNATE COURSES (6 units)Units
MSCJ 011Problems in Criminal Law, Procedures and Evidence 3
MSCJ 012Special Penal Laws in the Philippines 3
MSCJ 013The Psychology of Crime 3
MSCJ 014Deviant Behavior 3
MSCJ 015Domestic Violence 3
MSCJ 016Administration of Justice 3
MSCJ 017Communication Skills for Criminal Justice Administration 3

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

THESIS WRITING (6 units)Units
Thesis Writing I 3
Thesis Writing II 3

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