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IT Project Management Specialization Doctor of Information Technology

School of Business and Technology


Project management supports companies in all their operations. In fact, businesses struggle to find leaders who can drive their organization to success. Capella has designed the Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) program with a Project Management specialization for project managers who want to step into this role, advance in their careers, and develop the critical thinking skills and competencies they need to become IT thought leaders.

From day one of your program, you will build your expertise in:

  • Project, program, and portfolio management
  • Risk management
  • Project governance
  • Portfolio optimization

Designed to be completed in less than three years, the IT Project Management 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 IT Project Management from Capella, you’ll develop skills to analyze multidisciplinary theories that inform and shape the practice of planning, executing, and closing a project. Upon the successful completion of your degree, you will be able to apply appropriate and ethical leadership practices to achieve expected outcomes, exhibit proficiency in communication, research, writing, and critical thinking skills applicable to professional and academic endeavors. Additionally, you’ll be capable of synthesizing project management research and practice, which can lead to the development of new knowledge for improved practices.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online DIT in IT Project Management include consultant, education leader (professor, department head, dean, etc.), IT executive or 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

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. 

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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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