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Earn a master's of science in critical infrastructure, meet the industry demand for expertise

From hospitals to nuclear plants, critical infrastructure is built to be strong and secure. In today’s internet-connected world, however, threats can be digital as well as physical. Organizations need to know how to protect their facilities against a host of potentially crippling cybersecurity threats – from denial of service attacks to worms that can shut down generators or cause equipment to malfunction.

Our master’s degree in critical infrastructure equips professionals in the industry to meet these digital-era security challenges.. You’ll become deeply knowledgeable about all 16 Critical Infrastructure Sectors and gain a firm foundation in critical infrastructure policy, risk management, operations, and mission planning. You’ll build the expertise needed to implement sound strategies for detection, protection, prevention, mitigation and response.

Why Capitol?

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Proven academic excellence

When it comes to preparing students to meet internet-era security challenges, few schools are as well-equipped as Capitol. Since 2003, our cybersecurity programs have been recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Washington D.C.

Our location is a magnet for top faculty

The Baltimore/Washington area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Since many of our faculty are currently working in cybersecurity, you’re taught up-to-date strategies and best practices from the world’s top practitioners.

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Program is 100% Online

Our master’s in critical infrastructure is offered 100% online. Once you are accepted, all you need is an Internet connection and you can attend class. 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

Gary Burke

Gary Burke

Program Director of the Construction Management and Critical Infrastructure Program

Gary Burke has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BS in Building Science from Auburn University.  He has extensive experience in business operations and management, commercial and residential construction, real estate and land development, residential and commercial property.  Professor Burke has a passion for education and has mentored hundreds of students in the construction management field.  

Dr. William Butler

Dr. William Butler

Chair, Cyber and Information Security, Director, Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center (CICPC)

Bill Butler is currently Director, Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center (CICPC) 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).

Career Opportunities

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Market Demand for Critical Infrastructure

Those who earn a master of science in critical infrastructure pursue careers at:

  • Principal Advisor for Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Director, Corporate Planning and Analysis
  • Intelligence Analyst – Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Security Researcher 
  • Security Consultant Trusted & Resilient Systems Director

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 without notice.

The following rates are in effect for the 2018-2019 academic year, beginning in Fall 2018 and continuing through Summer 2019:

  • The per credit charge for graduate courses:
    • Online or satellite campus (per credit) - $603, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
    • Independent study (per credit) - $839, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $350 per credit, plus fees
  • There is no charge for online application, $40 fee for paper application
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