Criminal Justice 699

CRJU 699: Research and Thesis

Credit Hours: (1-6)

Hours and credit arranged with the approval of the student's thesis supervisor, advisor, and dean of the Graduate College.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

A student pursuing the Master of Arts degree will complete six hours of research credit and must submit an acceptable thesis, approved by the graduate committee members.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

A student planning to do a thesis should submit a proposal to the dean of the Graduate College at least two weeks before the end of the semester preceding the semester when the work will begin. This proposal is submitted on a form available in the Graduate Office, which must be signed by the student's adviser, by the graduate faculty member who will direct the work, and by the other members of the student's committee.

The particular style used in writing a thesis is determined by the thesis director, but general rules regarding style can be specified by the graduate faculty in the department involved. Basic guidelines for all theses can be obtained from the Graduate College Office.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

To equip and prepare the student through in depth study and research in a specialized topic for the criminal justice profession. The student is expected to integrate learned knowledge and skills and to demonstrate this in the written form of a thesis.


Assessment Measures

The thesis grade will be recorded as "Pass" or "Fail."


Other Course Information

Students who plan to do a thesis are advised to begin serious planning of this work during the first semester of enrollment as a graduate student. Past experiences have shown that it is very difficult for a student to do a respectable job on the thesis if all work is concentrated in the last semester before graduation.


Review and Approval

Date Action Approved By
March 1999