Admission Policies

1. A student who wishes to be admitted to Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology must have master’s degree in criminology or in a related field taken from a university or college of recognized standing. Under Section 21. (CMO 47 s. 2006)

To promote and sustain academic excellence, an institution offering a Doctorate degree program in Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology must have a validated qualifying or entrance examination. Students intending to enroll in this program must be a holder 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 to be admitted in this program.

2. A student whose master’s degree is in another field has to enroll at least 18 units of additional subjects prescribed in the relevant program of studies. The subjects to be taken are two (2) core/foundation courses and four (4) major courses in the master’s program subject to the approval of the dean.

3. A student who wishes to be admitted to Master of Science in Criminal Justice must have a Bachelor’s degree in criminology or in a related field taken from a university or college of recognized standing.

4. A student whose bachelor’s degree is in another field has to enroll at least 21 units of major under graduate courses on the area of specialization subject to the approval of the dean before proceeding to graduate work criminology program. Under Section 11 (CMO 47 s. 2006)

To promote and sustain academic excellence, an institution offering a Master’s degree program in Criminal Justice with specialization in Criminology must have a validated qualifying or entrance examination. 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:

a. Introduction to Criminology and Psychology of Crime
b. Philippine Criminal Justice System
c. Human Behavior and Crisis Management
d. Two courses under Criminalistics
e. One courses under Law Enforcement Administration
f. One courses under Crime Detection and Investigation
g. Two courses under Criminal Law and Jurisprudence
h. Correctional Administration

5. Foreign students are required to comply with the student visa requirements issued by the PCCR office of the Registrar in collaboration with the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID), and the Commission on Higher Education.

6. A foreign student shall pay an additional fee of Php 1,500.00 (for doctoral degree) and Php 1,000.00 (for master’s degree) before formally enrolling. Payment of this fee maybe in full and determined by the PCCR Treasurer’s office.