Master of Research (MRes) in Artificial Intelligence

Pending MHEC Approval, Starting Summer 2023

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Earn a Master of Research in Artificial Intelligence and learn the complex human factors, machine learning, and computer science behind this evolving field.

The M.Res. in Artificial Intelligence is a highly useful, relevant program in today’s world. AI technology has been steadily evolving over the decades, as seen with GPS, chatbots, social media, and facial recognition. But with recent software and robotics advancements like ChatGPT and agile mobile robots, “self-aware” machines are no longer a figment of science fiction—they are a distinct reality. The need for experienced professionals in the development, security, and research of this technology is greater than ever, and Capitol Tech will ensure you are an innovator at the forefront your field.

Students in this program will conduct extensive and sustained original research in AI, robotics, computer science, hardware and software engineering, machine learning, and physics to explore the foundational laws and applications within this field.  

The M.Res. program is designed as a degree in research where students will quickly become able to engage in leadership, research, and publishing. It is aimed at those that may want to explore research studies before starting a doctorate in research, or those seeking career advancement opportunities through a higher degree.  

The M.Res. in Artificial Intelligence program is structured for experienced professionals in this field with an appropriate undergraduate degree. During the program, students will conduct original research in an approved area of AI. 

The completion of this program requires the student to produce, present, and defend a master's dissertation after receiving the required approvals from the student’s Committee and the M.Res. Academic Review Board. 

Graduates with the M.Res. in Artificial Intelligence degree may find opportunities in technical executive and senior-level positions for commercial companies as well as local, state, and federal government such as: 

• AI Scientist 

• AI Software Engineer 

• Chief, Artificial intelligence Solutions 

• Vice President research 

• Senior Director, Artificial intelligence 

• Software developers 

• Systems engineers 

• University faculty 


For continued study, see our PhD in Artificial Intelligence

Why Capitol?

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Expert guidance in master’s research

Our industry-expert faculty are devoted to providing students with the deep proficiency and technical skills needed in this area using interdisciplinary methodology and cutting-edge courses. You’ll receive the guidance necessary for successfully completing your master's research.

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Proven academic excellence

Study at a university that specializes in industry-focused education in technology-based fields, nationally recognized for academic excellence in our programs.

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Program is 100% online

Our MRes in Artificial Intelligence is offered 100% online, with no on-campus classes or residencies required, allowing you the flexibility needed to balance your studies and career.


Dr. Richard Baker

Dr. Richard Baker

Dissertation Chair

Dr. Richard Baker is Dissertation Chair 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. William Butler

Dr. William Butler

Vice President

Dr. William (Bill) Butler is currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Capitol Technology University. Prior to this appointment in 2021, Dr. Butler served as Cybersecurity Chair for 8 years at Capitol Tech. Earlier in his career, he worked in the networking and IT industries as a network engineer and consultant for over 20 years. He 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). Dr. Butler holds a Doctorate in cybersecurity earned from Capitol focusing on preserving cellphone privacy and countering illegal cell towers (IMSI catchers).

Dr. Ian McAndrew

Dr. Ian McAndrew


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.

Career Opportunities

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Market demand for artificial intelligence expertise

Graduates will contribute significantly to the rapidly growing artificial intelligence field through the creation of new knowledge and ideas, and will be prepared for in-demand roles such as a trusted subject matter expert, researcher, technician, manager, or teacher.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning in Fall 2022 and continuing through Summer 2023:

  • The per credit charge for graduate courses:
    • Online or satellite campus (per credit) - $630, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
    • Independent study (per credit) - $877, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $350 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • The retired military tuition rate is $530 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • There is no charge for online application, $40 fee for paper application

For 2023-2024 masters tuition and fees, click here.

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