Master’s Research and Practicum
This capstone course consists of directed research in criminal justice under the guidance of a graduate faculty member. The student must complete a practicum report demonstrating mastery of professional skills in one of the following:
1. Write a 5,000-to-10,000 word research paper written in a research journal format based on quantitative data.
2. Write a 5,000-to-10,000 word research paper written in a research journal format based on a comprehensive review of the literature; or,
3. Write an evaluation of a criminal justice policy or program; or,
4. Write an acceptable grant proposal following, for example, National Institute of Justice guidelines