Program-Specific Requirements for Doctorate

  1. Application for Admission

  2. Non-refundable application fee of $100

  3. Application Essay. Students are required to submit an essay as part of the application process. Please prepare your essay prior to completing the application for admission - you cannot submit the application without an essay. The topic will be:

    1. DSc in Cybersecurity:Your vision of what you plan to do to advance the information assurance profession.

    2. PhD in Management and Decision Sciences: Please comment on personal attributes as well as previous experience that are reflective of your ability to successfully complete a doctorate-level program.

  4. Master's degree in relevant field:
    1. DSc in Cybersecurity: Degree in Information Assurance, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
    2. PhD in Management and Decision Sciences: Degree in Business Administration, Statistics, Information Technology or related field.
    3. Official sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the school. Transcripts should be addressed to: Graduate Office of Admissions, Capitol Technology University, 11301 Springfield Road, Laurel, MD, 20708.
  1. Minimum of 5 years of directly related work experience. You will need to submit a current resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format via e-mail to Please make sure the file name contains your first and last name and make graduate admissions resume the subject.

  2. Three completed recommendation forms. Recommendation forms are also available on the admissions page of the myCapitol portal.

  3. DSc in Cybersecurity applicants must currently hold one of the following industry certifications.
    • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
    • GSE (GIAC Security Expert)
    • CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology)
    • CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)
    • If you possess one of these certifications, you will need to submit copies of your certification to complete your application file.
    • Applicants that do not have one of these certifications must pass a comprehensive entrance exam.

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

Application Deadlines


  • All application materials must be submitted by July 15 (classes begin late August)


  • All application materials must be submitted by November 15 (classes begin in early January)


  • All application materials must be submitted by March 15 (classes begin in late April)