The College of Higher Studies

 

    There are four academic departments within the College of Higher Studies:

  1. The Department of Police Sciences
  2. The Department of Criminal Justice
  3. The Department of Managerial Sciences
  4. The Department of Social Sciences

     Each department provides a PhD in Security Sciences and a master's degree course as well as a postgraduate diploma relevant to its specific academic subjects.

Conditions of Acceptance

Doctoral Programs

    Successful applicants must hold a relevant masters degree from a recognized institution with a grade of no less than Very-Good (80 – 90%) or a GPA of no less than 3 points from 5.

Relevant master's degrees required for acceptance in doctoral programs are as follows:

Security Sciences PhD Specializing in Police sciences

Master's degree in one of the following:

-       Police Sciences

-       Criminology

Security Sciences PhD Specializing in Criminal Justice

Master's degree in one of the following:

-       Sharia

-       Sharia and Law

-       Law

-       Fundamentals of Islam

-       Criminal Justice

-       Legal Systems

Security Sciences PhD Specializing in Managerial Sciences

Master's degree in one the following:

-       Public Administration

-       Business Administration

-       Managerial Sciences

Security Sciences PhD Specializing in Social Sciences

Master's degree in one the following:

-       Social Services

-       Sociology

-       Criminology

-       Social Sciences

-       Psychology

In addition to the above, the following conditions must be met:

-       Successful applicants must be able to commit themselves to full-time study for the period of the program.

-       Successful applicants must present academic references from two instructors who taught them and are able to attest to their relevant academic and personal abilities.

-       Successful applicants must present a letter of nomination from their work department. Alternatively, students may privately finance their own studies.

-       Successful applicants must pass both a written and oral exam set by the college board.

-       In addition, the college board may request that applicants study various bridging courses from a previous level of study before joining the course. These courses are to take no longer than two academic semesters and a successful applicant must acquire no less than an average of Very-Good (80 – 90%).

-       The time taken to complete the bridging courses and the grades attained from them are not considered part of the PhD program.  

Master's Degree Programs and Diplomas

    Successful applicants must hold a relevant Baccalaureate's degree.

Below is a list of the required baccalaureate's degrees for each specific program.

Master’s degree in Police sciences

-       Police or military sciences

-       Sharia, Sharia and Law or Law

-       Public Administration or Business Administration

-       Sociology or Social Services

-       Criminology

Master’s degree in Criminal Justice

-       Sharia, Sharia and Law or Law

-       Fundamentals of Islam

-       Legal systems

-       Police or military sciences

-       Criminology

Master’s degree in Managerial Sciences

-       Public Administration or Business Administration

-       Economics

-       Politics

-       Police or military sciences

-       Criminology

Master’s degree in Social Sciences

-       Social Services

-       Sociology

-       Psychology

-       Police or military sciences

-       Criminology

-       Education 

Additional conditions of acceptance are as follows:

Master's degree applicants

1.     University Graduates

-       Successful applicants must hold a relevant bachelors degree from a recognized institution with a grade of no less than Very Good (80 – 90 %).

-       Applicants may also be accepted with a grade of Good (70 – 80%) if they attain 80 – 90% in related subjects or if they possess a second bachelor's degree.

-       Applicants may also be accepted if they possess a one year postgraduate diploma related to the courses offered.

-       Applicants must demonstrate a strong relationship and enthusiasm in the area of study they wish to pursue.

2.     Applicants from Police Academies and Military Colleges

-       Successful applicants must hold a four-year bachelors degree from a police or military Institution with an overall grade of no less than Very Good (80 – 90 %) with no less than 80 – 90% in related subjects.

-       Applicants may also be accepted with a grade of Good (70 – 80%) if they attain 80 – 90% in strategic related subjects or if they possess a second bachelor's degree.

-       Applicants may also be accepted if they possess a one-year postgraduate diploma related to the courses offered.

-       Successful applicants must show the ability to commit to full-time study.

Diploma applicants

-       Successful applicants must hold a bachelors degree from a mainstream university or a police or military institution.

Successful applicants must show the ability to commit to full-time study.