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IT Project Management Specialization Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology

School of Business and Technology

Overview

Project managers play an increasingly strategic role within their companies and are being recognized as "leadership track" employees. This online IT-focused Project Management doctoral program offers the opportunity to develop the advanced IT, project management and business knowledge of a leader. The specialization is also designed to help you develop solid research skills, culminating in a dissertation that advances the body of knowledge in this field.

Accredited. Respected.

Our PhD in Information Technology, Project Management specialization is built around the competencies in "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge"(PMBOK® Guide), a globally recognized standard for project management and is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC).

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 IT Project Management 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 IT Project Management from Capella, you'll learn to formulate new theoretical constructs to advance knowledge in the area of information technology, conduct scholarly research, and create new applications for improving practice. Additionally, you'll know how to think critically about information technology problems and solutions, and communicate effectively.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online PhD in IT Project Management include faculty member, senior information technology project manager, lead project manager, director of project management, senior consultant or vice president of project management. Potential workplaces include: land-based or online college or university, corporation, consulting firm, military, government agency or nonprofit organization.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start October 9th

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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

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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.

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.