Master's students can apply - and be accepted - at any time. Courses are eight weeks long and are offered in six terms throughout the year. After filing an application, admitted students can begin taking courses in the next term. Note, however, that there are deadlines for financial aid.
Doctoral students have a different set of admissions requirements. To find out more about the doctorate requirements, click here.
Master's Program Requirements
In order to be considered for admission, students must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Although it is rare, Capitol College reserves the right to request that an applicant take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to be considered for admission.
Scores may be requested from:
Recent graduates with a GPA under 3.0,
Any applicant with an undergraduate GPA under 3.0 and no work experience or training relevant to their program of interest,
Applicants applying for programs outside of their undergraduate field of study who also do not have work experience or training relevant to their program of interest. (ex. a biology major applying to the Information Assurance program with no experience.)
Have your undergraduate degreetranscripts 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. Transcripts should be mailed to: Office of Admissions, Capitol College, 11301 Springfield Road, Laurel, MD 20708.
Explore financial aid. If you're applying for need-based financial aid, obtain the Free Application for Federal Student Aid after Jan. 1. The FAFSA is due March 2 to the Department of Education. Be sure to note Capitol College's U.S. Department of Education Institutional Code: 001436.