Ph.D. in Technology in Construction (Online)

Capitol Technology University

The Doctor of Philosophy in Technology provides students with the opportunity to conduct extensive and sustained original research in technology. This degree program prepares students to take on roles as leaders in their chosen fields of technology, become researchers, or enter higher education as teaching professionals.

Graduates will contribute significantly to their fields through the creation of new knowledge and ideas. Further, through this research-based doctorate, students engage quickly in research and publishing without the need to navigate the limitations inherent in traditional coursework models.

Students enter the program with a research idea and at least a Committee Chair. Students begin their path to success at Capitol Technology University by working with their research committee to further develop their research proposal. Under the guidance to the committee students work independently to produce a meaningful body of original research of publishable quality. The program will equip students with knowledge of the legal, political, ethical, and social dimensions of their field of research.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Technology is offered in two formats.

  1. The first pathway is for those who enter the program having completed an appropriate Master’s degree.
  2. The second pathway is for those who enter without a completed Master’s degree. Students entering without a Master’s complete the Masters of Science in Research Methods along with the PhD.

The PhD program offers 2 degree completion requirement options.

  1. Dissertation Option: the student will produce, present, and defend a doctoral dissertation after receiving the required approvals from the student’s Committee and the PhD Review Boards.
  2. Publication Option: the student will produce, present, and defend doctoral research that is published as articles (3 required) in high-impact journals identified by the university and the student’s Committee. Students must receive the required approvals from the student’s Committee and the PhD Review Board prior to publication.

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Application Instructions

Application deadline for fall cohort is July 30. All application materials must be received by this date. Cohort begins on Aug. 27.

Application deadline for spring cohort is December 6. All application materials must be submitted by this date. Cohort behins on January 3.

Application deadline for summer cohort is April 2. All application materials must be submitted by this date. Cohort behins on April 30.

Application Fee:

There is a $100 non-refundable application fee to submit this application. We accept VISA, Master Card, Discover, and American Express. Payment is required to process your application. The application can not be submitted without the payment.

Essay:

An essay is required to submit the application. Students must provide a prospectus of at least 1,000-2,000 words that detail their technological expertise and preparation for success in conducting original research within Capitol Technology University's PhD in Technology program. At least 500 words of the essay must speak to the potential research topic to include the problem to be addressed and intended research purpose.