Feasibility Study on the Offering of Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Criminology at the University of Northern Philippines

Mervic M. Pariñas, Sina C. Bestre

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The study was conducted to determine the feasibility of the offering of Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Specialization of Criminology at the University of Northern Philippines. The study used descriptive-survey method of research. A questionnaire-checklist was used to determine whether the respondents are interested to enroll in the program Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Criminology if it is to be offered by the University of Northern Philippines. Documentary analysis was also used to determine if the University meets the standards set by the Commission on Higher Education. Statistical tools used were frequency and percentage to determine the number of interested enrollees and financial forecast to determine the cost and economic aspect of the study. Findings showed there are 371 or 93.21% interested applicants in the province; there are enough faculty members to handle the different subjects; there are adequate library materials and physical facilities that promote scholarly research; and the University has a well-defined policy on admission and retention. The proposed offering is very much feasible. The researchers recommend the offering of Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Specialization in Criminology in the University

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criminal justice, graduate school, financial forecast, market aspect.

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