Project managers play an increasingly strategic role within their companies and are being recognized as "leadership track" employees. This online IT-focused Project Management doctoral program offers the opportunity to develop the advanced IT, project management and business knowledge of a leader. The specialization is also designed to help you develop solid research skills, culminating in a dissertation that advances the body of knowledge in this field.
The Building Blocks of Your PhD
Your PhD in IT Project Management program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (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.
With your PhD in IT Project Management from Capella, you'll learn to formulate new theoretical constructs to advance knowledge in the area of information technology, conduct scholarly research, and create new applications for improving practice. Additionally, you'll know how to think critically about information technology problems and solutions, and communicate effectively. 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.
Common jobs with an online PhD in IT Project Management include faculty member, senior information technology project manager, lead project manager, director of project management, senior consultant or vice president of project management. Potential workplaces include: land-based or online college or university, corporation, consulting firm, military, government agency or nonprofit organization.