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Capella's online Information Technology degree programs are closely aligned to professional standards to ensure you gain the same skills and knowledge as the top performers in your field. We continually review and adapt our programs to deliver the competencies you can use immediately.


More than 80% of current Capella students say their education has had a direct impact on their career. CULES, 2010

IT Options to Fit Your Goals

No matter where you want to go in IT, Capella has a specialized program to help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to perform at the top of your field. Choose from degree options in information technology, information security, project management, and more.

Designed for both immediate on-the-job impact and long-term success, Capella’s competency-based information technology programs can help you go further in your IT career.   


Meet the growing demand for skilled data analysts with Capella’s new MS in Analytics, developed
in collaboration with SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services.
Our 3-year
Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) program allows you to become a leader in your area of expertise.

Earn Credit for Your Knowledge

The knowledge you gained for your IT certifications — including CISSP®, CISA®, CISM®, and more — can help you earn college credit toward a Capella bachelor’s or master’s IT program, saving you time and up to $12,000.

Explore qualified programs.

Ways to Save

  1. 1

    Credit for Real-World Experience

    You can earn credits through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process by demonstrating mastery of competencies, and may be eligible to earn credit for previous coursework, experience and learning.

  2. 2

    Employer Tuition Reimbursement

    Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to their employees — - even those without a formal program. Check with your HR department or manager to see if you are eligible.

  3. 3

    Start Now, Save up to $10,000

    To be eligible for the $10,000 Military Advance Doctoral Doctorate Scholarship you must enroll in a qualifying master's program by December 7, 2015, pass your first course, and meet all other eligibility requirements.

People with master's degrees in IT from Capella earn an average of $38,000 more per year than people who only hold a bachelor's degree.

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Unparalleled Military Support

Our dedicated team of military support counselors will work with you to take advantage of the latest military and VA benefits, plus we offer tuition discounts, military leave of absence and a flexible degree program that can move with you to any duty station.

Experience Learning at Capella

Accredited. Respected.

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


Our MS in Information Systems and Technology Management, Project Management program is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC).

The PMI Global Accreditation Logo is a service mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.

Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021.

Hands-On Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment

Students in select IT programs will explore penetration testing techniques in our virtual lab environment using leading industry tools, including BackTrack and Metasploit. In addition, students will learn to manage real-time responses to security breaches using Nessus® to perform vulnerability assessments, including system sanitizing and hardening.

FlexPath: The Most Direct Path to a Degree

For select programs Capella also offers a self-paced learning option called FlexPath. FlexPath allows you to complete your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace. You can move quickly through more familiar coursework or more slowly as needed — without the constraints of preset due dates. For many students FlexPath offers a more personalized learning approach with greater freedom, more control and the potential to save time and money.

Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning

Meet Our Distinguished Faculty

Most of Capella's faculty in the school of Business & Technology hold doctorates. They have deep teaching experience and bring real-world expertise to the course room, with many holding current positions in small businesses, government, non-profit, consulting, and higher education. Many of our faculty are industry leaders at organizations such as IBM, Microsoft and Vulcan Systems. In addition, numerous IT faculty members have published journal articles and books.

If I had a question about how best to solve a technical problem, Dr. Kris Jamsa not only offered advice on how best to approach that particular problem, but also offered a practical, hands-on solution that equated to how something may transpire in industry.

R.Scott HarringtonMS in Information Technology

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Learn Online Anywhere, Anytime

At Capella, you will enjoy the flexibility of earning your degree on a schedule that fits your life. In our online course rooms, students and faculty participate in discussions at different times throughout the week. You will not attend class at a specific date and time, but you can expect to complete weekly assignments, reading, and participation requirements.