Doctoral Degrees in Information Technology

Reach new heights in IT with a doctorate

Whether you want to teach, consult, or lead, you’ll find Capella doctoral programs aligned to professional and employer needs. Make a difference in your career with an online information technology doctoral degree from Capella.


PhD in Information Technology

Prepare for leadership, teaching, and consulting in the IT field, with specializations designed to meet specific career goals while focusing on advanced research and writing.


Doctor of Information Technology

 Work toward becoming a thought leader or professor in a doctoral program with specializations in areas such as information assurance and cybersecurity and IT education. 

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes.

What's it like to be a doctoral student?

What does it take to earn a doctoral degree? Learn more about the experience, explore each step of the journey, and read stories from students who have successfully earned their doctorate.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Why Choose Capella?

Our online IT doctoral programs can help you establish a commanding presence in this exciting field. Choose from a professional doctorate or PhD to carve out your niche.

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.

Dissertation Research Seminars

Hands-on assistance is incorporated into coursework to help you make progress toward your dissertation early in your program.

Comprehensive Doctoral Support

Experts will support you throughout your degree to help you meet doctoral challenges and reach your short- and long-term goals. 

Military Support Experts

Dedicated counselors will help you make the most of the latest military and VA benefits, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Meet Your Goals Faster, for Less

You may be able to reduce tuition with transfer credits and employer reimbursement. 

Expert Advisory Board

Capella's School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration Advisory Board ensures our curriculum is developed with the insight and support of industry leaders.

Relevant blog posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

PhD in Information Technology vs. Doctor of Information Technology

There are two doctoral degree options in IT. What makes them different, and which one is right for you?

Information Security Career Central

A Capella-powered blog dedicated to information security trends, news, career information, and more.

5 Books Every IT Professional Should Read

A list of must-read books to help take your IT knowledge to the next level.

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