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Overview

Capella University's online PhD in Information Technology program is designed to prepare you for leadership in the IT discipline.

This program provides busy IT professionals the opportunity to design a doctoral program to meet specific interests and career goals. Choose coursework within a particular IT discipline, such as information security or network architecture and design, or focus on IT within a specific industry, while also developing advanced research and scholarly writing capabilities.

The Building Blocks of Your PhD

Your PhD in General Information Technology program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, hybrid courseroom experiences that include online and in-person components (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your PhD in General Information Technology from Capella, you'll learn to create new applications for improving practice, think critically about information technology problems and solutions, and formulate new theoretical constructs to advance knowledge in the area of information technology. Additionally, you'll know how to conduct scholarly research, communicate effectively, and develop professional skills in a chosen field or discipline. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online PhD in General Information Technology include faculty member, senior consultant, lead systems analyst, systems administrator, director of IT, VP of IT or chief information officer. Potential workplaces include: corporation, government agency, technology firm, health care organization, IT consulting firm, and land-based or online college or university.