Capitol College created its online programs to make it possible for busy professionals to earn master’s degrees, doctorates, or technology-related certificates via live sessions. Capitol College’s online graduate engineering programs earned high rankings in the U.S. News and World Report.
All of Capitol’s master’s degree programs are offered entirely online, with courses given on weekday evenings and Saturdays. The doctorate program is predominantly online with a few weekend residencies. Courses blend synchronous (real-time), professor-led events with asynchronous learning sessions in which students access and study course material at their convenience. Most live classes are conducted in the evenings, Eastern Standard Time, but a few are offered later for Pacific Coast time. In addition, the live classes are recorded and available for later replay. Students communicate with the instructor and classmates via email and discussion boards. Classes are small, averaging 20 each, so students get a great deal of personal attention.