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General Information Technology Specialization Doctor of Information Technology

School of Business and Technology

Become an IT Expert

Lend your experience to solving the biggest IT industry issues. Capella’s online DIT in General Information Technology degree will help you get the practitioner and research skills you need to take your IT career in any direction you choose. Gain advanced information technology competencies while customizing your program and working toward expertise in your area of interest. This program prepares you for a leadership role in IT, supporting you as you become a thought leader, seek to advance to an executive position, or prepare for a future teaching career.

At a Glance

  • Online and In Person
  • 12 Core Courses
  • 4 Specialization Courses
  • Dissertation
  • 3 Residencies

Classes Start January 7th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo WINTER)

What You’ll Learn

Conduct Research

Perform scholarly research to identify and analyze IT problems and potential solutions.

Find the Right Solutions

Apply the right technological solutions to help IT and business interests align in strategic and tactical ways.

Think Critically

Use critical thinking processes to analyze information technology problems and solutions.

Design for Change

Develop IT governance on change management to build new ideas in technology. 

Gain Expertise

Develop consulting or teaching skills in information technology.

Communicate Effectively

Become a communication, research, writing, and critical thinking expert in the IT field. 

25 Years of Online Doctoral Experience

With over 25 years of experience in online doctoral education, we understand the unique needs of doctoral students, and have designed our programs to meet those needs. We've structured our programs to help you reach your goals and obtain critical skills—with our expert faculty, support teams, and online resources to help guide you every step of the way.

Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Grow with Faculty & Peers

You’ll have one-on-one learning opportunities and residencies that provide credits toward your degree and a supportive peer community.

Scholar-Practitioner Faculty

Learn from faculty who hold doctorate degrees and have real-world experience in their field of study. 

Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$4,800 per quarter, 82 total quarter credits, 12 max transfer credits

Get the Details

Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think. 

10% Military Discount

Active-duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans could be eligible for a discount.

Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Employer Reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees, even if there’s no formal program. Check with your manager or HR dept.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Sample Courses

The online DIT, General Information Technology curriculum focuses on giving you the skills to performing research to identify and analyze technology challenges. You’ll develop and apply solutions that unite IT and business strategies. 

Professional Doctorate Research Seminar

Allows you to work extensively on your capstone topic, methodology, application to current theory, and overall project plan from the beginning of your program. 

Dissertation Mentors

During your dissertation, you’ll be matched with an experienced mentor who will help you stay on track to completing your degree.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
DIT8210 Information Technology Leaders as Partners in Organizational Strategic Planning
DIT8212 Leading Information Technology Strategic Planning in Complex and Global Environments
DIT8214 Guiding the Implementation of Information Technology Policies and Processes
DIT8216 Innovating Information Technology Life Cycle Management Processes in a Changing Environment
DIT8940 Information Technology Consulting Practice Seminar

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  


Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now.

Doctoral Advising

A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your goal.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Relevant Blog Posts

7 Must-Read Blogs for Information Security Professionals

Keep on top of the latest infosec news with these 7 blogs.

Move Forward in Your Career

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online doctoral degree in information technology.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Adjunct, part-time, or full-time faculty
  • Chief information officer (CIO)
  • Chief technology officer (CTO)
  • Vice president of information technology
  • Director of information technology
  • IT strategy and management consultant
  • Senior project manager, information technology
  • Senior information technology auditor
  • Technology program director

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Corporation
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Consulting firm
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Military

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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