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Set Yourself Apart in a Growing Field

As new technologies become integrated into businesses, the demand for skilled IT professionals continues to grow. Don’t let these significant opportunities pass you by, build on your skills and boost your IT career with a specialized degree or certificate program from Capella.

A flexible, online information technology program can prepare you for the many challenges that exist in the field of IT. At Capella, you’ll receive a competency-based education to gain immediate, on-the-job impact.


Protect information assets
from cybersecurity risks


Help businesses achieve
their goals through IT solutions


Leverage data assets to
promote organizational success

Earn IT Certifications with Your Degree

Earn select industry certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, and SAS as you progress through your program. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to take your certification exam—and a voucher to take it for free.

Accredited, Respected Programs

Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021.

The following specializations have been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC)*:

*The FlexPath format for the Project Management specializations is not accredited by Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC).

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

Capella's BS in IT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, ABET accreditation is a key indicator of Capella's dedication to educational quality that prepares our graduates for entry or advancement in the IT profession.

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


Hands-On Learning

Gain real-world experience in a virtual lab setting. In select IT programs you’ll have the opportunity to explore penetration-testing techniques in a simulated IT environment. Using leading industry tools, you’ll learn to manage real-time responses to security breaches to perform vulnerability assessments, including system sanitizing and hardening.

Cutting-Edge Content at No Additional Cost

Pluralsight, a global leader in online learning for IT specialists, is partnering with Capella to offer innovative content in select IT programs. You’ll receive hands-on, practical learning in areas such as data analytics, cloud, and mobile.

Students in those courses will receive full access to Pluralsight’s complete library of 5,000 online courses—a $499 value—at no extra cost.

Virtual Internship Environment

Capella’s cutting-edge virtual internship helps MS in Analytics students develop the skills to be a strategic partner, a knowledgeable data analyst, and a dynamic leader. Through the interactive simulation you and your teammates have the unique opportunity to work with Vila Health™, a health care provider struggling with analysis of their extensive, complex data. You’ll investigate complex data sets, determine the proper analytic tools to use, and present your findings to leaders in a succinct, powerful visualization, all while building vital team skills sought by today’s employers.

Learn at Your Pace with FlexPath

Earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree on your own schedule, at your own pace, with FlexPath. You can leverage your experience to move quickly through more familiar coursework or more slowly as needed—without the constraints of preset due dates or set class times. This personalized learning approach offers greater freedom, more control, and the potential to save time and money. FlexPath is available for select IT programs.

Earn Credit for Your Knowledge

Get ahead with what you already know using Capella’s prior learning assessment. The knowledge you’ve gained for your IT certifications—including CISSP®, CISA®, CISM®, and more—can help you earn college credit toward a Capella bachelor’s or master’s IT program, saving you time and up to $12,000 on your master’s or over $17,000 on your bachelor’s.

More Ways to Save on Your Degree

Get to your goals sooner, lower your costs, and increase your earning potential with these time- and money-saving options:


Distinguished Faculty

Most of Capella's faculty in the school of Business and Technology hold doctorates. They also bring real-world expertise to the course room, with many holding current positions in small businesses, government, non-profit, consulting, and higher education. Many of our faculty members are industry leaders at organizations such as IBM, Microsoft and Vulcan Systems. In addition, numerous IT faculty members have published journal articles and books.

If I had a question about how best to solve a technical problem, Dr. Kris Jamsa not only offered advice on how best to approach that particular problem, but also offered a practical, hands-on solution that equated to how something may transpire in industry.

R. Scott Harrington,MS in Information Technology