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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Military Leadership

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Earn a doctorate degree in Military Leadership, advance scholarly research and your career

The PhD in Military leadership is designed for those serving in either senior Officer or Enlisted positions that want to take their leadership skills to a higher level for serving and protecting the Nation. It is also suitable for those associated with the operations of military personnel, defense contractors or DoD agencies. In a world where the advancement of technology is increasing at a faster pace, this degree is research based and will support your development of critical thinking, leading edge theory and applications in this special role. This degree prepares you for effective leadership in the arena of defense; to lead, to direct and to manage personnel, technology, and resources on a global platform.

Why Capitol?

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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.

Proven academic excellence

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 Military Leadership is offered 100% online. Once you are accepted, all you need is an internet connection and you can attend class.

Faculty

Key Faculty

Ian McAndrew

Dr. Ian McAndrew

Dean of Doctoral Programs

An internationally recognized leader in 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 Technology University. An external examiner on the world wide stage (UK USA, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Australia, Greece and Kenya) his experience includes over 115 successful Doctorate successes.

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Dr. William Butler

Dr. William Butler

Chair, Cyber and Information Security, Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA)

Dr. Bill Butler is currently Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA) 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).

Richard Baker

Dr. Richard Baker

Interim Vice President Academic Affairs and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

Dr. Richard Baker is Associate Dean of Graduate Programs at Capitol Technology University. He previously served as associate professor in Indiana State University’s Department of Aviation Technology, and as executive director of the Center for Unmanned Systems and Human Capital Development.  Richard holds a BS in mathematics and an MS in computer science from Indiana State University. He received his doctorate in information systems from Nova Southeastern University.  

Dr. Ron Martin

Dr. Ron Martin

Professor of Practice: Critical Infrastructure, Industrial Control System Security, and Access and Identity Management

Through his consultancy, Dr. Ron Martin maintains professional relationships with a diverse mix of businesses. He served as a board of directors for-profit and non-profit organizations. Dr. Martin retired from the United States (U. S.) Army in 1999 and the U. S. Government in 2011. In between his tours of Federal Service, he served five years as a civilian police officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his Federal Service, he served with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services as the program director for the development and implementation of the department’s Identity, Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM) Program.

Career Opportunities

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Market demand for critical infrastructure expertise

Get the necessary credentials to take on a leadership role; become a researcher, speaker, author, or trusted expert; or enter higher education as a teaching professional.

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A degree that is relevant to any and every organization

Graduates will contribute significantly to military leadership through the creation of new knowledge and ideas.

Degree Details


The PhD program offers 2 degree completion requirement options.

  1. Dissertation Option: the student will produce, present, and defend a doctoral dissertation after receiving the required approvals from the student’s dissertation committee and the PhD review boards.
  2. Publication Option: the student will produce, present, and defend doctoral research that is published as articles (3 required) in high-impact journals identified by the university and the student’s committee. Students must receive the required approvals from the student’s committee and the PhD review board prior to publication.

 


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2021-2022 academic year, beginning in Fall 2021 and continuing through Summer 2022:

  • The application fee is $100
  • The per-credit charge for doctorate courses is $933. 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.
  • High School and Community College full-time faculty and full-time staff receive a 20% discount on tuition for PhD or DSc programs.

For 2020-2021 doctorate tuition and fees, click here.

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