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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.

Affordable: Pricing is $925 per credit, up to 6 credits. Learners taking 6 credits or more in the quarter pay a flat rate term tuition of $5000. By maximizing your courseload each quarter, you can save time and money. Explore more ways to save.

Flexible: Enjoy greater control and the ability to take one to three courses per quarter, with Capella’s online learning model. Calculate My Costs & Graduation Date

Credible: Capella is an accredited and nationally recognized university. Our academic offerings are professionally-aligned and many are accredited. Our collaboration with the reputable Wall Street Journal opens up an additional pool of knowledge, which can help you excel in your career.

This degree program is built around the competencies in "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge"(PMBOK® Guide), a globally recognized standard for project management.

The PMI Global Accreditation Logo is a service mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.

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.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, residencies, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.

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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. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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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.