CMRJ699 Master's Capstone Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 semester hours)

This final course will allow the students to demonstrate their knowledge via the development of a comprehensive capstone project. The student will accomplish this through gathering bibliographic and reference materials on a research topic developed by the student with the assistance of a faculty mentor. The capstone shall be prepared in accordance with the standards of the academic discipline and utilize the theories, research methods and analytical skills, and substantive knowledge obtained through their studies in the master’s program. The research seminar proposal must provide a clear and lucid description of problem and a proposed method of addressing the problem. Guidance on the format of the research seminar proposal and a sample proposal are contained in the APUS Thesis Manual. This course may not be taken until all other courses are COMPLETED and student has a 3.0 GPA. Capstone courses are 16 weeks long and cannot be taken along with any other course.