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CMRJ699 - Master's Capstone Seminar in Criminal Justice

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ699 Course ID: 2608 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

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.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 02/20/22 Fall 2021 Session K 16 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 03/27/22 Fall 2021 Session C 16 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 04/24/22 Winter 2022 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO1: Assess issues and trends in criminal justice.

CO2: Develop a current, state-of-the-art criminal justice management model utilizing the latest techniques and methodologies available.

CO3: Validate and test criminal justice concepts.


Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Assignments 13.00 %
Assignment 1 â?? Draft Thesis Proposal 1.44 %
Assignment 2 â?? Research Design, Instrumentation and Data Analysis 1.44 %
Assignment 3 â?? Final Thesis Proposal 1.44 %
Assignment 4 â?? Formal Third Person Style 1.44 %
Assignment 5 â?? Avoiding Plagiarism 1.44 %
Assignment 6 â?? Literature Review 1.44 %
Assignment 7 â?? Draft Outline of Thesis 1.44 %
Assignment 8 â?? Abstract Submission 1.44 %
Assignment 9 â?? Final Draft of Thesis 1.44 %
Final Capstone 80.00 %
Assignment 10 â?? Final Capstone Thesis Submission 80.00 %
Forum 2.00 %
Introduction 2.00 %
Peregrine Assessment 5.00 %
Peregrine Assessment 5.00 %
Unassigned 0.00 %
Peregrine Score 0.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Elements of Style, 4th ed. (This is a recommended resource, but not required for the course)
Publication Info:Pearson
Author:Strunk, William, and E.B. White
Unit Cost:$11.35
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.