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Earn a doctorate degree in Quantum Computing, help lead innovation in a growing industry

The PhD in Quantum Computing is a unique doctoral program designed to meet the immediate industry need for innovative researchers and practitioners. Professionals will graduate with the skills necessary to become key leaders in the advancement, expansion, and support of the this rapidly growing industry. 

Students in this program will conduct extensive and sustained original research on the applications of Quantum Computing, which harnesses and exploits the laws of quantum mechanics to process a vast number of calculations simultaneously. Faculty of this program are industry experts devoted to providing students deep proficiency in this area using an interdisciplinary methodology, cutting-edge courses, and dynamic faculty skill sets.

Graduates with the Ph.D. in Quantum Computing can expect to fill executive and senior-level positions in commercial companies as well as local, state, and federal government with a variety of titles such as:

  • Quantum Senior Scientist
  • Quantum Senior Software Engineer
  • Chief, Quantum Computing Solutions
  • Vice President, Quantum Solutions
  • Senior Director, Quantum Computing
  • Senior Quantum Solutions Architect
  • Senior Quantum Systems Engineer
  • Director, Federal Quantum Research
  • Chief, State Quantum Solutions
  • Senior State Quantum Applications Engineer
  • Senior Director, Financial Quantum Computing

Graduates will also possess the required knowledge in Quantum Computing to serve as a subject matter expert and form their own private company.

Why Capitol?

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Learn around your busy schedule

Program is 100% online, with no on-campus classes or residencies required, allowing you the flexibility needed to balance your studies and career.

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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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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. 

Faculty

Key Faculty

Ian McAndrew

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. An external examiner on the world wide stage (UK USA, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Australia, Greece and Kenya) his experience includes over 80 successful Doctorate successes.

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Dr. Robert J. Steele

Dr. Robert J. Steele

Chair and Professor, Computer Science

Dr. Robert Steele serves as Chair and Professor of the Computer Science Department. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed publications, and his work has been patented and successfully commercialized. He also has extensive administrative experience in large, complex and leading institutions nationally and internationally and at all levels of program leadership, curriculum development and teaching.

Garima Bajwa, PhD

Dr. Garima Bajwa

Assistant Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Garima Bajwa holds a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of North Texas (UNT), in addition to her undergraduate degree from the Mody Institute of Technology and Science.

Degree Details


The PhD program offers 2 degree completion requirement options.

  1. Thesis Option: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.
  2. Publication Option:the student will produce, present, and defend their original doctoral research and produce three published as articles 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.

Prior Achieved Credits May Be Accepted


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in Fall 2020 and continuing through Summer 2021:

  • 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
  • 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 starting by January 2021.

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

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