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Earn a Master’s of Science in Aviation Cybersecurity. Train for advanced leadership positions

The M.S. in Aviation Cybersecurity provides the student with the ability to integrate business and decision-making skills in the technologically complex aviation cybersecurity and aviation business environment.

Graduates of this program will be able to apply their cutting-edge skills in cybersecurity, management, and technology to every day work situations in the industry. While studying aviation cybersecurity at the graduate level, the student will learn how organizations function effectively and efficiently. Students will develop a clear picture of how business areas meld to create a successful organization. Students will learn the latest technological developments, applications, and considerations in the aviation industry. The required core courses will build a foundation that encompasses technology, management, marketing, accounting, finance, Information Technology and human resource management.   

Graduates with the M.S. in Aviation Cybersecurity will be expected to fill mid-level management positions in existing commercial companies and government organizations with titles such as*: 

  • Assistant Vice President, Aviation Cybersecurity
  • Director, Aviation Cyber Operations
  • Assistant Vice President, Avionics and Cybersecurity
  • Managing Director, Aviation
  • Managing Director, Cybersecurity
  • Corporate Aviation Cybersecurity Officer
  • Aviation Industry Senior Cybersecurity Strategist
  • Aviation Cybersecurity Business Development Consultant
  • Aviation Cybersecurity Consultant

Top Certifications*: 

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • SANS/GIAC Certification
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • CompTIA Security+
Royal Aeronautical Society

Capitol Technology University has assembled a network of our nation’s top experts to educate you—the new generation of aviation and unmanned systems planners, architects, designers, engineers, and operators. This network includes the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), a British organization dedicated to the global aerospace community and the professional development of its members. As a corporate partner of RAeS, the university is able to provide the opportunity for international networking, debate, resources, and professional development. 

*Source: https://www.cyberseek.org 

Why Capitol?

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Our comprehensive cybersecurity center

The Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis serves as the university hub for training, research, analysis, and programming in all things cybersecurity. Learn to defeat simulated cyberattacks, land an internship where you can put your skills to work and prepare for the workforce, publish a scholarly article addressing an existing challenge in the field, and much more. Students–both on-ground and online–faculty, alumni, and community partners alike are welcome.

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Our long history in cybersecurity education

As one of the first schools in the nation to be designated a National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency, Capitol Technology University stands ready to advance the field and do its part to combat one of the nation’s greatest challenges.

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Our programs provide practical experience

At Capitol, we believe online learning can equal and even surpass a traditional classroom environment. We provide our online learners with virtual labs and a state-of-the-art instructional delivery platform. With our program, you’ll gain the interaction and hands-on practice you need to develop your potential. 

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We’re industry-focused

Capitol has built a strong track record of providing high-quality academic programs that respond to emerging industry needs, from business analytics to aviation cybersecurity.

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Program is 100% online

Our master’s in aviation cybersecurity is offered 100% online. Once you are accepted, all you need is an internet connection, and you can attend classes. We keep the classes small so you receive personalized attention from faculty who are interested in sharing their knowledge and helping you succeed.

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Key Faculty

Richard Baker

Dr. Richard Baker

Director of Master’s Programs

Dr. Richard Baker is director of master’s 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.  

Contact Dr. Richard Baker
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).

Dr. Steve McCaskey

Dr. Steve McCaskey

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. McCaskey developed a solid background in aviation during his twenty years in the United States Navy. As a C-130 and P-3 Flight Engineer with over 5,000 flight hours, he became an expert in aircraft systems, weight and balance, emergency procedures, aircraft flight profiles, safety of flight, and aircrew flight equipment. This considerable systems knowledge allowed him to obtain an FAA Airframes and Power Plant license. 

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 Aviation Cybersecurity

Those who earn a Master of Science in aviation cybersecurity pursue careers such as:

  • Assistant Vice President, Aviation Cybersecurity
  • Director, Aviation Cyber Operations
  • Assistant Vice President, Avionics and Cybersecurity
  • Managing Director, Aviation
  • Managing Director, Cybersecurity
  • Corporate Aviation Cybersecurity Officer
  • Aviation Industry Senior Cybersecurity Strategist
  • Aviation Cybersecurity Business Development Consultant

Degree Details


Curriculum

Generally, to apply to a graduate degree program, you should have completed a bachelor's degree or be completing a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment and should have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.

Some master of science programs have additional technical competency requirements.


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 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 2020-2021 masters tuition and fees, click here.

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