New PhD in Machine Learning - Capitol Tech University

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Rafael Rodrigues da Silva, Mar 15, 2023.

  1. Capitol Tech is about to release this new PhD in Machine Learnings, 100% online.

    I have been watching closely this university. They have an European-style Doctorate, different from most US Universities.

    This one is a 30 credit program, with almost 1k per credit (30k total) - all the others are from 52 to 60 credits.

    Definitely in my short list for a future PHD.

    What are your thoughts?

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  2. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I've made a few threads about this school. I think it's a good move to shorten the program to 30 credits because dragging out a dissertation-only program for 60 credits is a lot. However, I see this as part of the trend to shorten doctoral degrees. It's my understanding that they don't require big book dissertations, so this ends up being an American-style dissertation without the additional coursework.
  3. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    What sort of machine will earn it?
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    A learning machine, natch!
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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I like the dissertation only degree, but the name is terrible. It is better change to Maryland Institute of Technology. :D
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  6. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Is there any school whose name you don't want to change?!

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Yes, 90% of them.:D
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Wasn't "Earn while you learn" the mantra of some radio / electronics school back in the day? Don't think it was CIE. Maybe one of the others - NRI (National Radio Institute) or a school on Canadian turf - we had RCC (Radio College of Canada) and DeVry Institute....

    Nowadays, it's commonly used by apprenticeship and college programs here --- but I seem to remember it from matchbook covers or magazine ads, for a specific school. Does "Earn while you learn" ring any bells, Nosborne?
  9. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure it was associated with DeVry. Saw a lot of DeVry ads, back in the day, and that's a very familiar phrase. I've never heard of NRI or RCC, probably because they're Canadian.
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  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Rachel. That's probably who it is. RCC yes - Canadian. NRI (National Radio Institute) was American.

    From the Wiki: "NRI was America's oldest and largest home-study radio-television-electronics school, a claim that the school frequently advertised. The school was also an accredited member of the National Home Study Council, now known as the Distance Education Accrediting Commission."

    NRI closed, 1999 - 2002. Thanks again for your help. :)Whole thing here.
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  11. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    As I said, it indeed does sound, as Rachel thought, like a DeVry thing. Incidentally, DeVry appears to have been one of the "most-sued" schools ever, with many false claims about employment stats for grads etc, Here's an article by FTC about loan forgiveness, refunds and other compensation for DeVry claimants - and a background of the claims and litigation.

    I can't ride a horse into town and nail the slogan to DeVry's door, Martin Luther-style, though. (Wittenberg, Oct 31, 1517). The only solid connection I could make with ANYschool in the past was a much happier story than DeVry, with Cal Poly in 1924. "Earn While You Learn" was a scheme introduced by the incoming President, Ray Campbell, for students to work on campus to help pay for their education. That story here:
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  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    But I'd sure like to. :)
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  13. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I like the courses-no-course approach to (some of?) their doctorates. It looks like one subject course, then courses on research (which obviously produce the front end of the dissertation) followed by "courses" writing the dissertation.

    It's not clear--probably because I didn't look--to what extent the dissertation needs to be, big or little book. But I like it. Expensive, though.
  14. People

    An update. They updated the credits to 60. :(
  15. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    It was probably a typo. Almost all of their PhD programs have the same format. They don't have to plan curriculum because there is no curriculum. That's how they're able to add a new doctoral program every few months. They now have a new one in forensic cyberpsychology; they already have one in cyberpsychology. Sigh.
  16. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    But don't they have to be approved by accreditor before they could offer the program?
  17. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    They only have to seek approval from Maryland's higher education department, and they always expect to receive approval because nothing ever changes. I talked with an administrator a while back, and he said that applicants shouldn't be concerned that a program is pending approval because they've never been denied.

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