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Take Your Career to the Highest Level

Reach the highest levels in the field with a flexible, online doctoral program in information technology.

Whether you want to teach, consult, or lead, you’ll find programs aligned to professional standards and employer needs, so you’ll keep building the job-ready skills that will make a big difference in your career.

A Direct and Affordable Path to Your Goals

Accelerate your progress when you choose an online doctoral degree program that focuses on what you need to succeed. To keep down costs, take advantage of these time- and money-saving options:

  • Credit transfers that fit your program
  • Streamlined dissertation research seminars that incorporate assistance into coursework, reducing the time it takes to complete your dissertation
  • Tuition discounts for employer partners as well as those with military affiliation

Accredited, Respected Programs

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.


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 specialization has been accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC)*:

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

Gainful Employment & Learning and Career Outcomes

Investing in a college degree is no small thing. At Capella, we’re proud to share our learning and career outcomes—along with gainful employment results—so that you can make the most informed decisions about the programs that interest you.

Which Degree Is Right for You

Explore your goals to determine which doctoral degree in technology will fit your goals. Typically, the PhD in IT is ideal for those who wish to contribute to the overall understanding of the field, while the DIT is right for those who want to teach or work in the IT field.

Hone Your Skills at Doctoral Residency

Develop the comprehensive subject matter expertise and academic skills needed to complete your dissertation at three doctoral residency experiences. Residencies are designed in an optimized, sequential format that allows you to work extensively on your dissertation topic, methodology, literature review, and research plan from the beginning of your program.

Each residency is comprised of an online course, an in-person weekend experience, and a final assessment and development of a preparation plan for your next residency track. The weekend experiences give you the time and resources to focus on your project as you build the skills and confidence required to steadily move toward your goals.

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

Become an IT Leader

The information technology sector has a significant and growing need for leaders with the right combination of IT and leadership skills. Step into that role with the expertise and confidence that comes from a high quality education. Your Capella degree is aligned to deliver the knowledge to lead through change, mentor others, and take your career to the next level.

Unparalleled Military Support

Our dedicated team of military support counselors will work with you to take advantage of the latest military and VA benefits. We offer significant military benefits, such as tuition discounts, a flexible military leave of absence policy, and online degree programs that can move with you to any duty station.

Save on Your Doctoral Degree

Get to your goals sooner, lower your costs, and increase your earning potential when you transfer credits into your degree program. You can also take advantage of employer reimbursement programs to make the most of your educational investment.