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SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology Information Assurance and Security specialization

Cost & Transfer Credits

Tuition & Fees

Courses $4,665 per quarter
Our flat tuition rate allows you to take 1, 2, or 3 courses per quarter for the same price. By maximizing your courseload each quarter, you can save thousands and graduate significantly sooner.

Comprehensive Exam $4,175 per quarter
4 credits minimum.

Dissertation $4,175 per quarter
20 credits minimum.

Colloquium $1,495 per colloquium
3 colloquia required; travel, lodging, meals and other expenses not included.

Tuition estimate is effective July 8, 2013, and is subject to change.

Capella is committed to a transparent pricing policy. In addition to your tuition, you may be responsible for additional costs, such as textbooks and an application fee. Find out more about the best financing and payment options to help you complete your program.

Federal aid is available to help manage the costs of higher education. Learn more and get help organizing your financial aid tasks with Capella’s financial aid planning checklist.

Transfer Credits

Reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits. Many students save substantially by transferring previous academic course work into their Capella program. Course work completed at an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution will be considered, regardless of how long ago they were earned. With your permission, we will request your transcripts on your behalf and pay any associated fees.

Transfer up to 32 quarter credits.

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*The average program tuition calculations assume that students transfer in their elective credit and take two courses per quarter. 1 quarter for the comprehensive exam, and the minimum of 8 quarters for dissertation for a total program time of approx. 4 years. Individual time to complete and total program cost vary and are subject to individual student progress and amount of courses taken per quarter.

This average program tuition cost does not reflect any discounts or grants. Book fees, residency travel and lodging fees are also not included.

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Save money and graduate faster with grants, scholarships, military tuition discounts, and more.

Capella provides support to keep students and alumni on track, academically and financially. We offer in-depth financial aid counseling as well as online resources such as webinars, financial calculators, and more. Your enrollment counselor has extensive training in education financing and is ready to answer your questions.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5979 or email an enrollment counselor. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor who is trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.