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Doctor of Information Technology Program

School of Business & Technology

Be an IT thought leader and innovator

Become a strategic influencer in the changing field of information technology. Expand your critical-thinking skills to assess and solve IT issues quickly with our online Doctor of Information Technology degree. The curriculum allows you to specialize as a thought leader in areas such as information assurance and cybersecurity, general information technology, IT education, or project management. Designed for working adults like you, this program lets you live and learn, while applying your new skills and knowledge on the job. 

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.

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

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.

Why choose Capella?

Stay on track with milestones

Our curriculum helps you organize your work into manageable segments that are spread throughout your program, helping you to stay on track with your dissertation and academic goals.

Engage and connect at residency

With three in-person residencies, you’ll network with peers and faculty, while you gain hands-on access to critical resources and tools to help you move forward in your career.

Doctoral support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide and advise you through every step of your educational journey. From writing assistance to career planning and tech help, you’ll get support from coaches, mentors, and tutors to help you work through your dissertation.

Ways to save

Capella can help you save on tuition with employer assistance, transfer credits, military discounts, and more. Reduce your tuition with a $5K scholarship when you enroll in a qualified program, apply for the scholarship, and meet the eligibility requirements.

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“I chose to pursue a DIT because I wanted the practical application. And I chose Capella because of the structure; it gives you a roadmap with practical steps to help you succeed.”

Alice McCallister
Capella DIT student

Relevant blog posts

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Other programs to explore

Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals.

PHD

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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