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General Information Technology Specialization Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology

School of Business and Technology

Overview

Capella University's online PhD in Information Technology program is designed to prepare you for leadership, teaching, and consulting in the IT discipline.

This program provides busy IT professionals the opportunity to design a doctoral program to meet specific interests and career goals. Choose dissertation topics or area of study in information security or network architecture and design, or focus on IT within a specific industry, while also developing advanced research and scholarly writing capabilities.

Affordable 

By maximizing your courseload each quarter, you can save time and money. Students pay a $5,000 flat-rate tuition maximum when taking six or more credits, or $925 per credit when taking up to five credits.

Flexible 

Capella’s online learning experience gives you the freedom and flexibility to design your schedule around your life and provides greater freedom and more control.

The Building Blocks of Your PhD 

In your PhD in General Information Technology program, you will begin work on your dissertation immediately. Our curriculum begins with programs of research to help you determine your topic and incorporates credit-bearing dissertation research seminars with assistance blended into coursework. Expert faculty, research methodologists, and advisors provide the right assistance at the right time, when you need it. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you seamlessly through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

Degree Outcomes

With your PhD in General Information Technology from Capella, you'll learn to create new applications for improving practice, think critically about information technology problems and solutions, and formulate new theoretical constructs to advance knowledge in the area of information technology. Additionally, you'll know how to conduct scholarly research, communicate effectively, and develop professional skills in a chosen field or discipline.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online PhD in General Information Technology include faculty member, senior consultant, lead systems analyst, systems administrator, director of IT, VP of IT or chief information officer. Potential workplaces include: corporation, government agency, technology firm, health care organization, IT consulting firm, and land-based or online college or university.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start October 9th

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 online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set 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
$925 per credit $5K Quarterly Tuition Max, 90 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.

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Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Employer Reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees, even if there’s no formal program. Check with your manager or HR dept.

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
BMGT8030 Management Theory Creation
BMGT8212 Leading Information Technology Strategic Planning in Complex Global Environments
BMGT8214 Guiding the Implementation of Information Technology Policies and Processes
BMGT8216 Innovating Information Technology Life Cycle Management Processes in a Changing Environment
BMGT8218 Advancing Research in Information Technology Management

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.  

Faculty

Our distinguished faculty holds 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?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.