Capitol College Doctoral Program Info

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by rlong107, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. rlong107

    rlong107 New Member

    Hey everyone,

    I finally received a bunch of information regarding the Capitol College doctoral program and would like to pass it along to those who are interested. Here are some key points:

    Degree Type: Doctor of Science (Sc.D)
    Program Type: Information Assurance
    Length: Approximately 3 years Full-Time, 4-5 half time
    Residency: 3 Weekends in Laurel, MD spread out over the 3 years
    Start Date: Possibly, Fall 2009...more likely Spring 2009
    Cost: Unknown at the moment

    In addition, I also received word that Nova Southeastern will be offering a PhD in Information Assurance as well. It is scheduled around the same time frame: possibly Fall 2009, but more likely 2010.

  2. rlong107

    rlong107 New Member

    I forgot to mention that the Doctoral Program will qualify for the following funding opportunities:

    Department of Defense: Information Assurance Scholarship Program (IASP)
    Federal Government: Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS)


    P.S is it me, or is the edit function missing now from posts?
  3. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator Staff Member

    It times out and disappears after a few minutes.
  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Weirdly, I find zero references to this program on their web site, when I search their site for "Sc.D." I find nothing, when I search for "Doctor of Science" I find only references to where they've awarded it as an honorary degree, and when I read their accreditation statement it refers to Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees but not doctoral ones.

  5. rlong107

    rlong107 New Member

    That is correct, no search on the web will find information regarding this program. But if you have been following its development, there has been rumor of the program for a couple of years now. I get this information directly from the program director of the information assurance program who I have been bugging for well over a year about the doctoral program. I been interested cause I would like to start a doctoral program soon and going back to Capitol might be ideal. An official release probably wont come out for a while (Late Summer 2009 possibly) and according to the program director, the first people that will be notified are alumni. Also, in my original post, "Spring 2009" should read "Spring 2010."
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  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I hope you'll let us know if this program actually materializes.
  7. jaer57

    jaer57 New Member

    Very interesting! I live only a 45 minute drive away from Capitol College, not that it matters with DL, but I was considering their computer science program; still am, although I need to a few more undergraduate courses to meet the admissions requirements. Do you know if they are planning Doctoral degrees in any other areas?
  8. flightofpenguins

    flightofpenguins New Member

    FWIW, I talked to the a couple of the IA professors and one of the full-time folks back in '06 and was told that the program would start "next (06) fall," so I would take any time estimates with a grain of salt. It will probably happen, but I suspect that they will have a problem finding qualified faculty - most of the IA instructors there have terminal MSes, or PhD's in other areas. It certainly could be other issues, but I suspect that I'm correct, as I had one of the instructors in the program tell me that he'd probably be a student in the new program, and he was one of the heavy lifters in the IA program.
  9. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    OK, so...don't hold your breath. And while you're busy not holding your breath, look elsewhere.
  10. scubasteveiu

    scubasteveiu New Member

    I was told the same information - late 2009.

  11. scubasteveiu

    scubasteveiu New Member

    rlong107 - check your PMs man! : )
  12. bishop

    bishop New Member

    Hello everyone, I'm looking to get my Master in information Assurance from Capitol next year and was wondering if anyone went after the Information Assurance Scholarship Program? If so, was it a difficult process? Was the degree beneficial to your career?

    Thanks for your info
  13. rlong107

    rlong107 New Member

    PM's sent!
  14. bishop

    bishop New Member

    Very nice mind is made up! Thank you
  15. rsvedin

    rsvedin New Member

    I'm actually wondering the same thing. If you could PM me the info, I would appreciate it.
  16. dmyersmn

    dmyersmn New Member

    According to the Prof. heading up this PHD program he stated in our class tonight that the email went out to capitol alum. yesterday about this program and the application process. The program will take the top 25 for the first round and start a waiting list after that.
  17. tkromer

    tkromer New Member

    I am an alum, didn't hear anything about this degree yet. Do you have any more details?
  18. Stoney

    Stoney New Member

    I'm also very interested in this program from Capitol. If anybody has any more info, please post.
  19. tkromer

    tkromer New Member

    I emailed advising...


    I know the program is in the works, but I do not believe that it is starting
    the spring.

    Thank you,

    Vanessa Bennett
    Director of Advising and Success Services
  20. scubasteveiu

    scubasteveiu New Member


    Everything has been approved. The application information will be updated on the the Capitol site in two days (29th).

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