|Size, Profile, and Applicants.
fall we had 9 students enrolled in our MA program and 28 enrolled in
our doctoral program.  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.
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
Incoming student quality continues to be high. This fall
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
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).
 This excludes additional students who are enrolled in
the program but were not taking credits this semester.
 These numbers include one graduate student in Psychology; all the
rest were in Criminal Justice.