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Doctor of Information Technology

An online Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) from Capella University can help you gain advanced IT competencies and real-world knowledge that is relevant in today’s fast-changing technology settings.

The industry-inspired curriculum can help you build skills in areas like information assurance, cybersecurity and project management. This program can help prepare you to pursue leadership roles in IT.

Integrated capstone

You’ll develop a capstone project with the guidance of faculty, building real-world knowledge and expertise you can apply in today’s diverse and ever-changing technology settings.

Broaden your IT perspective

Grow your skills in project management and solidify your understanding of information assurance and cybersecurity.

Industry-inspired curriculum

The Doctor of Information Technology curriculum is based on input and advice from industry leaders and in consultation with the Capella School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration Advisory Board.

Classes start July 8

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 13 Courses
  • 2 Virtual residencies
  • Capstone

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won't pay more than $45,000* in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with a DIT degree?

In addition to exploring the field, take some time to research specific jobs and employment settings related to this program. Consider how these jobs and settings fit with your experience, skills, interests and values. This is a sample list of job titles and employment settings related to this field. To learn more, review job postings and talk with people who have these roles or work in these settings. You can find these professionals through LinkedIn, family, friends, schools, employers and community groups. Spend time researching your industry and prospective employers to decide whether this type of degree will help advance your career.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Chief technology officer
  • Director of information technology
  • Director of innovation and technology
  • Director of software development
  • Director of software engineering
  • Director of technology
  • Research scientist
  • Technical director

Employment settings to explore*

  • Administrative management and general management consulting services
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Computer systems design services
  • Computing infrastructure providers, data processing, web hosting and related services
  • Custom computer programming services
  • National security
  • Other general government support
  • Other scientific and technical consulting services

*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.

**Educational and professional requirements for faculty positions vary widely by employer. Understanding your target employers’ particular requirements is key in deciding on a doctoral program.