Critically analyze theories that affect project initiation, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing.
Evaluate functional management approaches designed for operational
and strategic projects, programs, and portfolios.
Learn to apply ethical leadership strategies, best practices, and new
tools to project management.
Combine project management research and practice to develop new
knowledge for improved practices.
Become a communication, research, writing, and critical thinking
expert in the IT project management field.
This program is designed around "A Guide to the Project
Management Body of Knowledge"(PMBOK® Guide).
Learn from faculty who hold doctorate degrees and have real-world
experience in their field of study.
You’ll have one-on-one learning opportunities and residencies that
provide credits toward your degree and a supportive peer
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
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.
Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a
Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer
tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn
Maximize your courseload – take six or more credits per quarter and
pay just $5,000*.
*Cost of each residency is included in the $5,000 quarterly tuition
maximum; travel, lodging, meals, and other expenses are not included.
Books, supplies, and other fees may apply. Tuition subject to
The online PhD in Information Technology, IT Project Management
curriculum will expand your knowledge in the areas of project and
program management, risk management, and project governance. You'll
also focus on advanced research and scholarly writing.
Allows you to work extensively on your dissertation topic,
methodology, literature review, and research plan from the beginning
of your program.
During your dissertation, you’ll be matched with an experienced
mentor who will help you stay on track to completing your
|Course Number||Course Title|
|BMGT8430||Advanced Concepts of Project Management Methodologies|
|BMGT8432||Projects as Complex Adaptive Systems|
|BMGT8434||Advanced Risk Management Systems and Research|
|BMGT8436||Dynamics of Program and Portfolio Management|
|BMGT8438||Emerging Trends, Research, and Theories for Successful Project Management|
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
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need,
A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert
support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your
For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about
thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
Five "soft skills" project managers need to be competitive
in the field.
From entry to senior level, a look at four career options for project
What do breaches in data security have to do with project management?
These days, everything.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
online IT project management doctoral degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.