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General Information Technology


Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology

Get ready to lead information technology efforts with an online PhD in Information Technology from Capella University. This degree program can prepare you to influence IT practice, apply ethical leadership strategies to integrate best practices and tools, and expand your communication, research, writing, and critical-thinking skills. Choose dissertation topics or an area of study in information security or network architecture and design, or focus on IT within a specific industry.

Roadmap to dissertation success

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

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Learn the latest in academic theory and applied practice from experienced doctoral faculty members who are actively engaged in their professions.

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 with in-person research seminars
  • 11 Core courses
  • 5 Elective courses
  • 3 Dissertation research seminars
  • 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.