Program-Specific Requirements for Master's Degrees
Generally, to apply to a graduate degree program, you should have completed a bachelor's degree or be completing a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment and should have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.
Some master of science programs have additional technical competency requirements.
B.S. in Astronautical Engineering with a minimum GPA of 3.0. or a B.S. in a closely related field with minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of 3 years of work experience.
A current resume.
Personal Essay on your vision of your career goals in the field of astronautical engineering.
Students who do not meet these requirements may still be considered for admission to the program under the provisional status. Additional documents such as letters of recommendation or an interviewed by a member of the faculty may be required. Applicants may also be required to take additional pre-requisite courses.
Business Administration (MBA)
Applicants who possess an undergraduate degree in business are waived from completing MBA-600 “Fundamentals of Professional Management.” All other MBA-students must complete it. MBA-600 provides a broad foundation in accounting, finance, economics and statistics.
A bachelor of science degree in computer science or the equivalent is recommended but not required. Students who do not have a B.S. in computer science or the equivalent must have the following undergraduate coursework:
Programming equivalent to Capitol College course CS-230, Computer Science Fundamentals II:
Programming (C++ or Java recommended)
Object-oriented programming (classes, objects, inheritance and polymorphism)
Data structures (queues, stacks, lists, linked lists and trees)
Sorts and searches
Mathematics equivalent to Calculus I through Linear Algebra:
Capitol College course MA-261, Calculus I
Capitol College course MA-262, Calculus II
Capitol College course MA-330, Linear Algebra
Students should also be proficient in computer topics including object oriented programming, multiple languages, algorithm development, operating systems, databases, software architecture, distributed programming and other advanced work
Note: Students with Differential Equations, instead of Linear Algebra, will need departmental advising.
A bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering or equivalent is recommended but not required. Students with an accredited B.S. in a related field will be considered for admission under provisional status. Students must demonstrate successful undergraduate course work in the following subjects:
Mathematics equivalent to Calculus I through Laplace and Fourier Analysis (these Capitol College courses or equivalents):
MA-261, Calculus I
MA-262, Calculus II
MA-330, Linear Algebra
MA-340, Ordinary Differential Equations
MA-345, Probability and Statistics for Engineers
MA-360, Laplace and Fourier Analysis
Engineering and science prerequisites (these Capitol College courses or equivalents):
EE-406, Signal Processing
EE-453, Control Theory
EE-401, Communication Theory
Familiarity with MATLAB
Applicants who possess an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering are waived from completing EE-500, Advanced Signals and Systems. All other MSEE applicants will be evaluated.
Internet engineering students are expected to have a working knowledge of object-oriented programming. C++ or Java is preferred, but not required.
Information assurance students are expected to have a background in computer information systems, computer networking, telecommunications, information technology, network security, or computer science. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of servers, routers, hubs, switches, TCP-IP, etc. CCNS, Security+, SSCP, or CISSP certifications provide an excellent foundation for preparation, but are not required.
Information and Telecommunications Systems Management
Students should have a working knowledge of statistics, economics, finance and accounting. An undergraduate course in each topic is preferred.