Graduate Programs
Size, Profile, and Applicants.
     This fall we had 9 students enrolled in our MA program and 28 enrolled in our doctoral program. [1]  54% of the enrolled students were female, and 13% were students of color. For Fall 2003 we have to date received 35 applications for either our MA or Ph.D. program.

Recent Graduate
   During the last academic year we witnessed one successfully completed dissertation.  Dr. Jennifer Robinson now holds an assistant professor position in the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. Several students successfully defended dissertation prospectuses.

   Incoming student quality continues to be high. This fall (2002) we admitted three new MA students, and five new doctoral students. Their average GRE total was 1050 (median = 1060); this is closely comparable to the Fall 2001 average GRE of 1112 (median=1100) of the 36 students then enrolled in the program.
   Looking at the GRE component scores, the new students also looked comparable. In Fall 2001,  for all currently enrolled students the average GRE Verbal was 554 (median = 550) and the average GRE Quantitative score was 559 (median =565). For the incoming Fall 2002 students, the GRE Verbal averaged 509 (median=500) and the GRE Quantitative scores averaged 541 (median=560).
   The above figures are based on the seven students for whom these scores were available.

Student Involvement in Externally Funded Projects
   Our graduate students continue to be actively involved in research projects. As of December, 2002 we had eighteen graduate students holding paying positions on research projects, and fifteen holding paying positions on externally funded research projects.[2] 
   Students' research involvement leads them to present or co-author journal articles and presentations at national conferences. At the November meetings of the American Society of Criminology, graduate students appeared as co-authors on numerous papers. Four different graduate students presented findings (Lillian Dote, Rob D'Ovidio, Susan Hamerschlag, and R.V. Rikard).

[1]  This excludes additional students who are enrolled in the program but were not taking credits this semester.
[2] These numbers include one graduate student in Psychology; all the rest were in Criminal Justice.