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MSCR 696 Capstone Project

Put your knowledge to work on a criminology topic that moves you.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

You’ve completed your coursework in criminology and now you are ready to demonstrate the knowledge you’ve gained. In MSCR 696 Capstone Project, you will conduct directed research on a criminology subject of your choice.

You’ll develop your project using a theory and methodology appropriate for your selected subject. The course will conclude with a presentation of your findings to faculty, staff and fellow classmates. This is your opportunity to illustrate the skills and interests you’ve developed through your studies in criminology.

What You’ll Learn in MSCR 696

This course focuses on an integration and application of appropriate theory and data that addresses a criminology topic of interest to you. You’ll submit a capstone proposal, identifying your plan for a client or research-based project. You’ll then submit the literature review, criminological theory/theories and research methods you plan to use for your capstone/thesis. Upon completion of your capstone project, you’ll present your capstone to faculty, staff and your fellow classmates.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Course Overview
  • Conducting Literature Reviews
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Criminological Theory
  • Research Methodology Quantitative vs. Qualitative
  • Data Collection and SPSS Statistics Software
  • Data Analysis, Discussion and Conclusions
  • Effective Thesis Presentations
  • Publishing
  • Graduation Requirements

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSCR 696, you will be able to:

  • Submit a capstone prospectus which lays out your plan for undertaking either a client or research-based project.
  • Evaluate the literature you propose to use along with criminological theory or theories you plan to use in the capstone/thesis.
  • Identify and apply the research methodology to be used in your capstone/thesis.
  • Evaluate the literature you propose to use along with criminological theory or theories you plan to use in the capstone/thesis.
  • Identify and apply the research methodology to be used in your capstone/thesis.
  • Utilize SPSS Statistics Software as a research tool to analyze data.
  • Identify and engage Regis University faculty as readers for your capstone/thesis.
  • Present your capstone to faculty, staff and students.
  • Prepare and submit appropriate forms for publication and graduation.

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To learn more about the Master of Science in Criminology curriculum, including Capstone Project, call us at 877-820-0581 to speak with an admissions counselor. You can request information or visit our resource center to gain more insight on the criminology and criminal justice industry.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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