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General Information Technology Specialization Doctor of Information Technology

School of Business and Technology


Focus on solving current IT industry issues with the practitioner and research skills offered by Capella University’s online Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) degree.

The DIT General Information Technology specialization offers advanced information technology skills while allowing you to customize your program and work toward expertise in a chosen area. This program prepares you for a leadership role in IT, supporting you as you become a thought leader, advance to an executive position, or prepare for a future teaching career.

From day one of your program, you will

  •          Develop in-demand critical thinking skills
  •          Master analytical approaches to solve technology problems
  •          Connect each experience to your growth as an IT leader
  •          Harness your expanding knowledge toward completing your dissertation

Designed to be completed in less than three years, the General IT doctoral program offers a streamlined learning experience, allowing you to complete your coursework and dissertation at the same time.

DIT or PhD? What's the Difference?

Everyone who obtains a doctoral degree from Capella is a scholar-practitioner—equipped with a deep understanding of foundational theory and how it applies directly to the current and future needs of their profession, as well as the skills and knowledge to research, teach, consult, and lead.

While a PhD provides you with skills to perform advanced research or scholarly writing, a DIT focuses on the application of research skills to develop innovative solutions to IT problems. A doctoral degree in IT can enhance your position as a leader in your industry.

Degree Outcomes

With a DIT in General Information Technology from Capella, you’ll learn how to perform the research for identifying and analyzing technology challenges, then build the critical thinking skills to develop and apply solutions that achieve strategic and tactical IT-business alignment. Additionally, you’ll develop the professional skills and expertise to advance knowledge in your chosen field or discipline within information technology.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online DIT in General Information Technology include IT strategy and management consultant, education leader (professor, department head, dean, etc.), IT director, or executive positions within the C-Suite: CIO, CTO, or CISO.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

Classes Start January 8th

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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
$4,720 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

Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a discount.

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid. 

Employer Reimbursements

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

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.

Dissertation Mentors

During your dissertation, you’ll be matched with an experienced mentor who will help you to succeed. 

Ready for the Next Step?

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