Cybersecurity (DSc)

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The doctor of science in Cybersecurity (DSc) degree program is designed as a predominately online program to attract professionals employed full-time that are seeking professional education that will allow them to perform as senior leaders, program developers and policy makers in the IA field. Working professionals in local, regional, state, and federal government organizations (or non-profit, trade, and professional organizations and private industry with a focus on information security); graduates already who possess bachelor's and master's degrees from accredited colleges with related majors like computer science, information technology, information assurance, homeland security, computer engineering, etc.; military personnel and veterans who work in a homeland security or an information assurance-related field are encouraged to apply.

When they graduate, doctoral students will be able to conduct research as a foundation for executive action, demonstrate innovation and creativity as it relates to the strategic performance of an agency or organization, make innovative and practical contributions to the IA body of knowledge, and apply a local, national, and global perspective to the decision-making process. DSc graduates can expect to be hired into senior leadership positions in industry, government and academia, and will be able to create and manage unique solutions for any information assurance challenges that may arise. They will be well prepared to lead local, national or global organizations in IT-related fields and provide expert guidance for the protection of information assets.

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A Message from the Program Chair, Dr. William Butler

Welcome to the cybersecurity program at Capitol Technology University. The program here is one of the oldest in the country, having been created in 2002. Capitol was one of the first schools to be designated a Center of Academic Excellence-Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) in 2003 and has been successfully re-designated two times since 2003.

Capitol has a unique approach to teaching cybersecurity, built on hands-on, practical learning. This is in keeping with our motto "find a way or make one". This hands-on approach is reinforced with the real world experience of a cadre of talented adjunct professors who are practicing industry professionals. The success of our approach is affirmed each year by the rewarding careers our students pursue with top federal agencies, such as NSA, DISA, MITRE, federal contractors such as Leidos, Lockheed, Northrup Grumman, and Fortune 500 companies such as Goldman Sachs and Motorola. Our Cyber Defense competition teams annually place in the top ten in the mid-Atlantic region. In addition to creating the nation's first master's degree in cybersecurity in 2003 Capitol created the nation's first doctorate in cybersecurity in 2010.

I joined the program in 2002 as an adjunct professor and came on board full time in 2013 after a career in the Marine Corps and the private sector. We have and are developing state of the art cyber labs, such as our cyber battle lab, identity management, mobile forensics, and secure wireless. Please come join us for a campus visit, a cyber Saturday event or a summer camp.