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Doctor of Information Technology Program

School of Business & Technology

Become a thought leader in information technology with an online Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) degree from Capella University. Expand your critical-thinking skills and expertise to develop innovative solutions to IT problems.

Why Choose Capella?

Our flexible, online DIT program was designed to meet the needs of busy professionals like you. Choose a general program or specialize in information cybersecurity, IT education, or project management.

Streamlined Degree Completion

Finish your degree with a streamlined program that lets you complete your coursework and dissertation simultaneously.


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

Potentially Save Time & Money

You could potentially save time and money on your doctorate in IT by maximizing your transfer credits.

Military Support

This dedicated team helps you understand your financial aid, find the right program, and arrange a leave of absence if duty calls.

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 Specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes and gainful employment.

What's it like to be a doctoral student?

What does it take to earn a doctoral degree? Learn more about the experience, explore each step of the journey, and read stories from students who have successfully earned their doctorate.

Accredited & Recognized

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

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

PhD in Information Technology vs. Doctor of Information Technology

There are two doctoral degree options in IT. What makes them different, and which one is right for you?

Information Security Career Central

A Capella-powered blog dedicated to information security trends, news, career information, and more.

5 Books Every IT Professional Should Read

A list of must-read books to help take your IT knowledge to the next level.

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PhD in Information Technology

Prepare for leadership, teaching, and consulting in the IT field, with specializations designed to meet specific career goals while focusing on advanced research and writing.

Ready for the Next Step?

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