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PhD in Information Technology Program

School of Business & Technology

Reach your IT pinnacle with a PhD in Information Technology. Carve your niche in cybersecurity, IT education, or project management.

Why Choose Capella?

You'll gain an understanding of foundational theory and how it applies to information technology, as well as the skills and knowledge to research, teach, consult, and lead.

Develop Subject Matter Expertise

Three doctoral residencies provide the time, resources, and hands-on experience to expedite completion of your dissertation.

Flexible Online Learning

You’re busy, but determined. Take up to three courses a quarter and work anytime, anywhere. Take control of your schedule.

International Experience

Expand your perspective with an international trip. Get a global view of operations, supply chain management, and other worldwide business practices.

Maximize Your Courseload

Pricing is $925 a credit, up to six credits. Take six or more credits in the quarter and you pay a flat $5,000 tuition rate.

Scholar-Practitioner Faculty

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

Military Support

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

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.

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

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?

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Information Security Career Central

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

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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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