Doctorate (DSc) in Cybersecurity
Earn a doctorate degree in cybersecurity, advance both scholarly research and your career
What was once an IT concern, cybersecurity is now a boardroom concern. The threat of cybercrime is a disruptive reality for decision-makers across all industries and branches of the government.
Capitol Technology University’s first of its kind DSc program in cybersecurity brings together an extraordinary peer community of computer and security experts all committed to understanding and evaluating the scope and impact of systems and technology from institutional, industry and global perspectives.
After completing this program, you’ll be able to conduct research as a foundation for executive action, demonstrate innovation and creativity as it relates to the strategic performance of an agency or organization and contribute to the decision-making process. You can choose electives based on your professional focus. A few examples of elective topics are; healthcare information security, information assurance strategic management and software assurance development.
1st in the Nation
Our doctorate in cyber security degree was the first of its kind in the nation.
Learn around your busy schedule
Our low residency requirement takes in consideration the time commitment of your established career.
Our classes are taught by working professionals
The Baltimore/Washington D.C. area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies in the United States, making it easier to find internships and high-paying jobs.
Dr. Ian McAndrew
Dean of Doctoral Programs
An internationally recognized leader in aerodynamics research and expert on low-speed flight, Dr. McAndrew has five degrees: a PhD, two master’s degrees and two bachelor’s degrees. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Dr. McAndrew chairs several international conferences and journals and is invited to give keynote speeches all over the world. He started his career in the automotive industry as an engine designer, and has worked at several universities across the globe. Dr. McAndrew is dean of doctoral programs at Capitol.
Dr. William Butler
Chair, Cyber and Information Security, Director, Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center (CICPC)
Bill Butler is currently Director, Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center (CICPC) at Capitol Technology University. Prior to this appointment in 2013 Bill worked in the networking and IT industries as a network engineer and consultant for over 20 years. Bill also served as a joint qualified communications information systems officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Colonel with 30 years of service (active and reserve). Bill holds a Doctorate in cybersecurity earned from Capitol focusing on preserving cellphone privacy and countering illegal cell towers (IMSI catchers).
Dr. Chuck Easttom
Director of Quantum Computing
I have been involved in the computer science industry for almost 30 years. During that time, I have done software engineering, network administration, database design, digital forensics, penetration testing, research, and training.
Market demand for cybersecurity
Get the necessary credentials to become a senior leader, program developer or policy maker in federal agencies and the private sector.
A degree that is relevant to any and every organization
Graduates will contribute significantly to their fields in cybersecurity through the creation of new knowledge and ideas.
The Doctorate degree in Cybersecurity is a total of 54-66 credits, which covers a literature review, professional research and theory, professional ethics and leadership, dissertation preparation, and other topics. Students can select from several electives based on their personal focus.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition rates are subject to change.
The following rates are in effect for the 2019-2020 academic year, beginning in Fall 2019 and continuing through Summer 2020:
- The application fee is $100
- The per-credit charge for doctorate courses is $915. This is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.
- Effective Fall 2020 active duty military receive a $100 per credit hour tuition discount for doctorate level coursework.
- Community College faculty and staff receive a 20% discount on tuition for PhD or DSc programs started by January 2021.
For 2020-2021 doctorate tuition and fees, click here.