Graduate Admissions

You’ll appreciate the flexibility of our graduate programs before you even start.

As a master's student, you can apply — and be accepted — at any time. Courses are eight weeks long and are offered in six terms throughout the year. After filing an application, you can begin taking courses in the next term. Note, however, that there are deadlines for financial aid.

Admissions requirements differ for doctoral students. Learn more here.

Master's Program Requirements

To be considered, you must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Students who have not met the 3.0 undergraduate cumulative GPA requirements or do not meet all of the program specific prerequisites are provided an opportunity to gain full acceptance. Depending on the degree program, additional information may be requested. In this case, students are provisionally admitted and limited to three courses of enrollment. To achieve full acceptance, provisional students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in their first three graduate courses. Upon doing so, students are automatically converted to full acceptance status. If a provisional student fails to achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA after completing three courses, then he or she will be academically dismissed, and will not be permitted to enroll in any further courses. 

Although it is rare, Capitol Technology University reserves the right to request that an applicant take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to be considered for admission.

Step 1: Complete the application

Step 2: Submit your transcripts

Have your undergraduate degree transcripts sent to Capitol. An official, signed transcript must be sent directly from your school(s) to the Office of Admissions. If you attended more than one institution, only those transcripts with the final degree posted should be submitted. Transcripts should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Capitol Technology University
11301 Springfield Road
Laurel, MD 20708

Step 3: Attend a virtual info session

Capitol Technology University offers prospective graduate students the opportunity to attend a virtual info session, a unique online session where you can experience the interactive online classroom format that is CapitolLIVE! Attendees should expect to learn about what Capitol has to offer and become familiar with available graduate degree programs, while meeting and speaking live with faculty members and admissions representatives.

Step 4: Explore financial aid

If you're applying for need-based financial aid, obtain the Free Application for Federal Student Aid after Jan. 1. The FAFSA is due March 2 to the Department of Education. Be sure to note Capitol Technology University's U.S. Department of Education Institutional Code: 001436.

Step 5: Review the schedule of classes

Courses begin every two months.