On August 20, Capitol Technology University and the National Defense University (NDU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to renew an existing MOU between the two distinguished STEM focused institutions. A virtual signing ceremony was held via Zoom on August 20th between leaders from Capitol Tech and NDU.
Through this new MOU, students who graduate from specific programs at NDU may transfer graduate-level course credits into selected graduate programs offered by Capitol Tech. In addition to graduate credit acceptance, NDU full-time faculty will be provided a 20% tuition discount per course toward eligible graduate degrees.
“Capitol Tech is excited to renew this MOU with the National Defense University and reaffirm the connection between our institutions which both focus heavily on serving members of the nation’s armed forces and support national defense and intelligence efforts,” said Capitol Tech President Brad Sims, PhD. “In line with both institutions’ missions, this partnership will assist Capitol Tech and NDU in providing highly educated, experienced, and driven graduates into the national defense and intelligence workforce. With degrees from both of our institutions, graduates will have a secure, lucrative, and rewarding career.”
The renewed MOU seeks to strengthen the quality and breadth of academic programs at both institutions; promote an educational environment where faculty and graduate students from both institutions can learn from one another through sharing of information and knowledge; and attract more qualified individuals into information and cyberspace.
These two institutions will draw on each other and their collective strengths to achieve their shared missions.
NDU seeks to educate joint Warfighters in critical thinking and the creative application of military power to inform national strategy and globally integrated operations, under conditions of disruptive change, in order to conduct war.
Capitol Tech’s mission is to educate individuals for professional opportunities in engineering, computer and information sciences, and business. Capitol Tech is focused on providing relevant learning experiences that lead to success in the evolving global community, which has earned the institution varies awards recently including the prestigious SC Media Award for Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program, a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense designation by the National Security Agency and Department of Defense, and several awards in the past year recognizing the university’s unique approach to master’s programs and dedication to active duty and retired military personnel.
Capitol Tech will award 15 graduate credit hours to students who complete NDU’s Chief Information Officers (CIO) Concentration, Cyber Security (Cyber-S) Concentration, or the IT Program Management (ITPM) Concentration. After NDU graduates have completed one of the NDU programs named above and the remaining requirements at Capitol Tech, the following degree(s) may be awarded from Capitol Tech:
- Master of Science Aviation Cybersecurity
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Science Construction Cybersecurity
- Master of Critical Infrastructure
- Master of Science in Cyber Analytics
- Master of Science in Cybersecurity
- Technical Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics and Data Science
- Technical Master of Business Administration in Cybersecurity