Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Healthcare Cybersecurity

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The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Healthcare Cybersecurity degree is a unique research program designed to meet the long-standing needs of today's United States Healthcare Cybersecurity in an ever changing world of risks to the Nation and individuals. Ransomware and trends in patient care need to be modelled and managed for the security of all data. The Ph.D. in Healthcare Cybersecurity program provides students with the opportunity to conduct extensive and sustained, original research at the highest level in the field. Students may elect to complete by three publications or a dissertation. The degree is for current leaders in the field who desire to elevate their skills to the highest level and to contribute to the body of knowledge in Healthcare Cybersecurity for the benefit of organizations and the Nation.

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Expert guidance in doctoral research

Capitol’s doctoral programs are supervised by faculty with extensive experience in chairing doctoral dissertations and mentoring students as they launch their academic careers. You’ll receive the guidance you need to successfully complete your doctoral research project and build credentials in the field.

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Proven academic excellence

Study at a university that specializes in industry-focused education in technology fields, with a faculty that includes many industrial and academic experts.

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Program is 100% Online

Our Ph.D. in Healthcare Cybersecurity is offered 100% online. Once you are accepted, all you need is an internet connection and you can attend class.

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Degree Details

This program may be completed with a minimum of 60 credit hours, but may require additional credit hours, depending on the time required to complete the dissertation/publication research. Students who are not prepared to defend after completion of the 60 credits will be required to enroll in RSC-899, a one-credit, eight-week continuation course. Students are required to be continuously enrolled/registered in the RSC-899 course until they successfully complete their dissertation defense/exegesis.

The student will produce, present, and defend a doctoral dissertation after receiving the required approvals from the student’s Committee and the PhD Review Boards.

Prior Achieved Credits May Be Accepted

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2024-2025 academic year, beginning in Fall 2024 and continuing through Summer 2025:

  • The application fee is $100
  • The per-credit charge for doctorate courses is $950. This is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Retired military receive a $50 per credit hour tuition discount
  • Active duty military receive a $100 per credit hour tuition discount for doctorate level coursework.
  • Information technology fee $40 per credit hour.
  • High School and Community College full-time faculty and full-time staff receive a 20% discount on tuition for doctoral programs.

Find additional information for 2024-2025 doctorate tuition and fees.

My goal is to pursue a doctoral degree in cyber security in healthcare, and I believe I made the right choice by selecting Capitol Tech as a place to achieve that goal.

-Benjamin Baidoo
PhD in Healthcare Cybersecurity

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