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Information Assurance and Cybersecurity


Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology

Take a leadership role in digital security with an online PhD in Information Technology, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity from Capella University. Help organizations and decision makers understand digital assets and defend against cybercrime.

This program provides opportunities for advanced skill development and doctoral research in areas such as information confidentiality, compliance, and risk management. Research seminars can help you get an early start on your dissertation.

Roadmap to dissertation success

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

NSA/DHS Designation

Capella has been designated by NSA and DHS as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense for 2014-2021.

Military support experts

Capella is a Yellow Ribbon Organization. Our counselors will help you make the most of military and VA benefits, tuition reimbursements, and more.

Classes start January 11

Use the code FALL to waive the $50 application fee

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 11 Core courses
  • 4 Specialization courses
  • 3 Residencies
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Dissertation
  • 75 coursework credits

Reduce your tuition by $5,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree.