Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Criminology

A graduate program designed for professionals seeking to advance their knowledge and skills in the study of crime and criminal behavior. The program emphasizes research, theory, and critical analysis of criminal justice issues, with a particular focus on criminological theories and their application to policy and practice.

Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice in Criminology are expected to attain
the following within 3 to 5 years after graduation:

  1. Exemplify expertise and high level of professional competence as leaders and officers in
    the field of criminology and/or related areas;
  2. Apply appropriate principles and criminological theories in solving or addressing problems related
    to crimes, victims and offenders
  3. Undertake independent and collaborative researches in their chosen field; and
  4. Engage in the sustainability of the extension and community outreach services.

Program Outcomes

A Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice in Criminology graduate should be able to:

  1. Acquire and share knowledge and skills on criminology, criminalistics, criminal justice, and other related disciplines
  2. Conduct and publish action research studies addressing contemporary problems in the practice of criminology and or criminal justice.
  3. Produce collaborative scholarly articles aside from individual dissertations
  4. Promote sustainable community development by leading and participating in various extension activities.