Master of Science (MS) in Cyber Product Development

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Earn a Master of Science in Cyber Product Development and manage cybersecurity from software design to B2B and beyond.

The M.S. in Cyber Product Development degree is for professionals seeking education in the design, programming, and development of cybersecurity-related products. From anti-virus software to phone applications, you will play a key role in managing a portfolio of products, services, networks, and resources for small- and large-scale clients, agencies, and contractors. You will also become a leader in cybersecurity, establishing a reputation for your company’s ability to reliably serve its customers.

A Focused Approach 

Cyber Product Development focuses on critical principles from areas of management, cybersecurity, software engineering, and more, making a degree in this sector important to every industry.  

Real-World Applications and Skills 

Cyber Product Development has made significant contributions to our world through the creation of products, services, and resources for the evolving cybersecurity needs of today’s world. You will learn technical and leadership skills, build on foundational knowledge, and establish a practical understanding of the field through the unique resources offered through our university. 

In-Demand Careers and Advancement 

Cyber Product Development professionals are in high demand and are considered a crucial role for any company. Graduates of the Capitol Technology University Master of Science (MS) in Cyber Product Development program can expect to find lucrative jobs and career advancement opportunities across all areas of the private and public sectors. 

Flexibility and Accessibility 

One of the main advantages of online learning is the flexibility it offers, allowing you to learn from anywhere in the world and maintain balance in your career and educational goals. 

Professional Networking and Mentorship 

Online learning doesn't mean you're studying in isolation. Our online programs provide direct communication with your professors as well as other students and career mentors, providing ample opportunities for networking. These networks can be invaluable resources for job searches, internships, career advice, or even collaborative projects. In addition, interaction with fellow students from diverse backgrounds and experiences can lead to a richer understanding of global cyber product development applications. 

A Degree by Design

The Master of Science (MS) in Cyber Product Development is designed for students to quickly 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 MS program is structured for professionals in this, or adjacent, fields with an appropriate undergraduate degree. During the program, students will conduct original research in an approved area of Cyber Product Development. 

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 Academic Review Board. 

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 master’s programs are offered 100% online, with no on-campus classes or residencies required, allowing you the flexibility needed to balance your studies and career.


Dr. Kellep Charles

Dr. Kellep Charles


Dr. Kellep Charles is Chair of Cybersecurity programs at Capitol Technology University. He completed his Doctorate in Cybersecurity at Capitol Technology University.  He also holds a Master of Science in Telecommunication Management from the University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State 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. Hasna Banu

Dr. Hasna Banu

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Hasna Banu is a globally experienced professor. She has played an instrumental role in making math fun and enjoyable through her teaching and entertaining projects. Her commitment to teaching has been recognized by several awards and distinctions. She has attended many conferences on developmental math in England, Denmark, and the Netherlands. She is proficient with graphing calculators and other mathematics software, including statcrunch, minitab, and fathom. Dr. Banu holds a Ph.D. in Applied Math and Theoretical Physics.

Dr. Ian McAndrew

Dr. Ian McAndrew

Prof. Ian R. McAndrew, PhD is a mechanical engineer who has worked in education nearly 30 years. His global teaching and research began in London and, now with Capitol Technology University where he is the Dean of Doctoral Programs, have taken him around the world. He has taught in over 25 countries, holds six degrees, is qualified as an Electrical Engineer, and is an accepted fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Association Fellowship, also known as a FRAeS. He has supervised over 80 PhDs and has almost 60 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. McAndrew’s current research is in aerodynamics and low speed flight. He is frequently invited to deliver keynote speeches and is the chair of several international conferences. Additionally, he is the editor or assistant editor in chief of several international academic journals.

Career Opportunities

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Market demand for cyber product development expertise

Graduates will contribute significantly to the rapidly growing human factors 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 professor. 


Degree Details

The completion of the MS 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 MS Review Board, which consists of the Dean and a senior academic with external expertise as needed and the MS Review Board.   

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2024-2025 academic year, beginning in Fall 2024 and continuing through Summer 2025:

  • The per credit charge for all other masters courses is $630 per credit hour.
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $350 per credit.
  • The retired military tuition rate is $530 per credit.
  • The information technology fee is $40 per credit hour.
  • High School and Community College full-time faculty and full-time staff receive a 20% discount on tuition for master programs.

Find additional information for 2024-2025 masters tuition and fees.

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