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Capitol Technology University

Capitol Technology University

Capitol Technology University

Introduction

Capitol Technology University is strategically located just outside Washington DC. Established in 1927, Capitol Tech is focused on providing academic programs for the future workforce that lead to success in the evolving global community. A STEM-focused institution, we are passionate about building partnerships with national and international companies and non-profits that provide influence for future technology development. Our faculty are seasoned, expert practitioners in their fields. Capitol Tech educators bring their real-world experience to the classroom, providing our students with a comprehensive understanding of how to apply their learning to their future employment.

The Master of Science in Computer Science program provides students with an opportunity to connect with faculty and peers who are passionate about the growing computer science field. Students will have the opportunity to focus on one of three areas: Software Engineering- Software engineering is a versatile field with a plethora of opportunities in various sectors.

From established tech giants like Google and Microsoft to disruptive startups, non-profits, and government, the need for software engineers is ubiquitous. This degree equips you with a versatile skill set that can be applied to any industry, giving you the freedom to choose your career path. Cybersecurity- The dynamic nature of the cybersecurity field means there's always something new to learn. Cyber threats continually evolve, and new technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and blockchain present both new challenges and opportunities for cybersecurity.

This constant evolution makes cybersecurity an exciting field for lifelong learners and those who thrive on tackling complex problems. Artificial Intelligence- As technology evolves, artificial intelligence is greatly improving how humans interact with machines. From autonomy to advancement, AI’s machine learning allows for technology to evolve in ways we never imagined, and educated professionals are needed to steer this progress in an ethical and meaningful way.

Why Capitol Tech

Capitol Technology University is part of the job-rich pipeline supplying human capital to America’s most technologically advanced government agencies and their private sector supply chains.

While many college graduates struggle to find meaningful work with their degrees, Capitol Tech provides a launch pad to a better life. It’s because we’re laser-focused on STEM careers and give students the hands-on, real-world experience they need to enter today’s tech job market.

Mission

The mission of Capitol Technology University is to educate individuals for professional opportunities in engineering, computer and information sciences, and business. We provide relevant learning experiences that lead to success in the evolving global community.

Vision

In 2025, by the Mission Statement, Capitol Technology University will be seen by its constituents and by the public as:

  • A STEM-focused institution of higher education, providing undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, information sciences, and technology leadership, that has flexibility and opportunities to grow, and that adapts offerings to emerging workforce needs.
  • A provider of hands-on, career-relevant learning that is conducted in an interdisciplinary and interactive environment, where faculty and staff support student achievement and success.
  • A university that delivers programs of similarly outstanding quality through face-to-face and virtual classrooms, and other forms and mixtures of teaching methods that align with the learning needs of our students.
  • An organization with faculty and leadership who stimulate and implement new curricula, research, and entrepreneurial activities for the professions we serve, and that benefit a diverse community of learners.
  • An organization that is closely linked to its constituency of local, regional, and national partners in business, government, non-profits, and professions that provide influence for future technology development and policies.
  • An organization that engages the global community, through educating international students, coordinating with educators, and supporting multinational professional associations.
  • A university that develops graduates with communications, analysis, and critical thinking skills that allow them to be successful in a global environment and pursue lifelong learning as technical professionals, leaders, and innovators.
  • A university that prepares graduates for jobs and careers, and that serves the broader purpose of education to address national needs-based policies through scientific consideration.
  • An organization appropriately sized for quality education and financial viability, with sustainable assets for faculty and staff to provide a best-value STEM education.

Values

The core values are the characteristics we embrace in working together to fulfill the mission and achieve the vision of the institution.

  • Quality - always striving for continuous improvement
  • Growth - expanding and changing to meet the new needs of society
  • Leadership - offering creative, supportive, and shared leadership
  • Balance - maintaining a balance between competing needs
  • Integrity - being honest, ethical and open
  • Teamwork - exercising collective effort to support students and staff
  • Communications - providing timely and useful information
  • Flexibility - discovering and seizing opportunities
  • Safety - maintaining awareness and prevention of accidents and threats

Campus Features

Capitol Technology University invites you and your family to visit our suburban campus in Laurel, Maryland, near Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD. Witness firsthand our friendly atmosphere, excellent academic programs, small classes, state-of-the-art labs and resources, and comfortable residence halls.

    Admissions

    Step 1: Submit Application

    International first-time freshman and transfer students may use the Common Application or our Graduate Application for International Students. There is a $50 application fee.

    Step 2: Submit Proof of English Proficiency

    All non-native English speakers must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency. The following options are acceptable: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 80 (internet-based)/550 (paper-based); International English Language Test (IELTS) minimum overall band score of 6.5 and no individual score lower than 6.0 Duolingo minimum score of 115; LanguageCert’s International ESOL B2 exam with all scores at 39 or higher (writing, reading, listening and speaking) SAT minimum Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 520; Evidence showing successful completion (C or higher) of English composition at an accredited university or college within the United States.

    Step 3: Submit Official Transcripts

    Have your undergraduate degree transcripts sent to Capitol. An official, signed transcript must be sent directly from your school(s) to the Office of Admissions. If you attended more than one institution, only those transcripts with the final degree posted should be submitted.

    Or have your transcripts sent electronically to Master's Admissions at Capitol Tech.

    For those applicants who have attended a post-secondary college and/or university outside of the United States, you must have your academic records evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization member. Regardless of citizenship, language, or home country, you must have your academic records evaluated by a NACES organization member. When selecting the type of evaluation, please be sure to select Course by Course Evaluation.

    How to Apply

    Write your application essay before starting the admission application, you cannot apply without the essay.

    Apply for a Doctoral Degree at Capitol Tech through the Admissions Online Application Form

    Within the application, you can attach both an essay and resume.

    2 recommendations are required and sent automatically from the application. You may access the recommendation form to send directly to your recommenders. The form must be returned to [email protected]

    To complete the application, please submit a $100 non-refundable fee.

    *EdAssist partners please email Doctoral Admissions at Capitol Tech BEFORE payment of the application fee.

    Please have Official Transcripts sent directly to Capitol Technology University.

    They can be sent electronically via email to the Doctoral Admissions at Capitol Tech (preferred method for time-sensitivity)

    • Or they can be mailed to:
    • Office of Admissions
    • 11301 Springfield Road
    • Laurel, MD 20708

    *Please note: If your degree was completed outside of the U.S., you must have your academic records evaluated by an independent accrediting agency. You can find a list of agencies at https://www.naces.org/members. When selecting the type of evaluation, please be sure to select Course by Course Evaluation.

    *Evaluations must be submitted directly from the evaluating agency to be considered official.

    The DSc in Cybersecurity requires an industry certification such as the CISSP, GSE, CGEIT, or CISM. If you have additional questions about the certification requirement email Doctoral Admissions at Capitol Tech.

    Once your file is complete, it will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review.

    Include your non-refundable application fee of $100.

    Contact the college or university where you received your degree and have the official sealed transcript sent directly to:

    • Graduate Office of Admissions
    • Capitol Technology University
    • 11301 Springfield Road, Laurel, MD 20708.

    For those applicants who have attended a post-secondary college and/or university outside of the United States, you must have your academic records evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) organization member . Regardless of citizenship, language, or home country, you must have your academic records evaluated by a NACES organization member. When selecting the type of evaluation, please be sure to select Course by Course Evaluation.

    The DSc in Cybersecurity requires an industry certification. The CISSP, GSE, CGEIT, or CISM will qualify. Others may also qualify. If you have additional questions about the certification requirement email Doctoral Admissions at Capitol Tech.

    Have your current resume in Microsoft Word or PDF email to Doctoral Admissions at Capitol Tech. Make sure the file name contains your first and last name and put your graduate admissions resume in the subject line.

    Download the recommendation form from the admissions page of the myCapitol portal and have 2 recommendation forms sent to the above address.

    Once your file is complete, it will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review.

    Locations

    • Laurel

      Springfield Road, 11301, 20708, Laurel

    Questions