PhD in Information Technology Program

School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration

Reach your IT pinnacle with a PhD in Information Technology. Carve your niche in cybersecurity, IT education, or project management.

Why choose Capella?

You'll gain an understanding of foundational theory and how it applies to information technology, as well as the skills and knowledge to research, teach, consult, and lead.

Develop subject matter expertise

Three doctoral residencies provide the time, resources, and hands-on experience to expedite completion of your dissertation.

Flexible online learning

You’re busy, but determined. Take up to three courses a quarter and work anytime, anywhere. Take control of your schedule.

Military support

This dedicated team helps you understand your financial aid, find the right program, and arrange a leave of absence if duty calls.

Maximize your courseload

Pricing is $965 a credit, up to six credits. Take six or more credits in the quarter and you pay a flat $5,000 tuition rate.

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the concrete skills you’ll need, now.

Reduce your tuition by $5,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree. Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details. Apply Now

Our unique doctoral structure

Our PhD in Information Technology program is designed to remove roadblocks for you and demystify the dissertation process. This unique approach centers on supporting you in three ways: through program structure, a dedicated faculty and support team, and online resources. To help generate momentum toward graduation, you’ll begin your dissertation early in the program. Our faculty, support team, and online resources will help guide you every step of the way.

Program specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

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

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

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.

5 Books Every IT Professional Should Read

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

Information Security Career Central

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

Other programs to explore

Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals.


Doctor of Information Technology

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.

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