Program Overview

Focus on solving current IT industry issues with the practitioner and research skills offered by Capella University’s online Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) degree.

The DIT General Information Technology specialization offers advanced information technology skills while allowing you to customize your program and work toward expertise in a chosen area. This program prepares you for a leadership role in IT, supporting you as you become a thought leader, advance to an executive position, or prepare for a future teaching career.

From day one of your program, you will:

  • Develop in-demand critical thinking skills
  • Master analytical approaches to solve technology problems
  • Connect each experience to your growth as an IT leader
  • Harness your expanding knowledge toward completing your dissertation

Designed to be completed in less than three years, the General IT doctoral program offers a streamlined learning experience, allowing you to complete your coursework and dissertation at the same time.

Everyone who obtains a doctoral degree from Capella is a scholar-practitioner—equipped with a deep understanding of foundational theory and how it applies directly to the current and future needs of their profession, as well as the skills and knowledge to research, teach, consult, and lead.

While a PhD provides you with skills to perform advanced research or scholarly writing, a DIT focuses on the application of research skills to develop innovative solutions to IT problems. A doctoral degree in IT can enhance your position as a leader in your industry.

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

With a DIT in General Information Technology from Capella, you’ll learn how to perform the research for identifying and analyzing technology challenges, then build the critical thinking skills to develop and apply solutions that achieve strategic and tactical IT-business alignment. Additionally, you’ll develop the professional skills and expertise to advance knowledge in your chosen field or discipline within information technology.

Common jobs with an online DIT in General Information Technology include IT strategy and management consultant, education leader (professor, department head, dean, etc.), IT director, or executive positions within the C-Suite: CIO, CTO, or CISO.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org.
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    Requirements

    Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

    Basic requirements for all programs:

    • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
    • Acknowledgement agreement
    • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
    • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
    • Minimum GPA as defined by your program

    Minimum level of education required:

    • In addition to online courses, you will attend three four-day residential colloquia at specific stages in your program.
    • Master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution
    • Official master’s transcripts, minimum degree conferral grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

    School Overview

    An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers both foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so that what you’re learning in your courses is immediately applicable to your career goals.

    Respected programs that move you forward
    Organizations around the world have acknowledged Capella’s commitment to quality education with accreditations, state approvals, certifications, awards, recognitions, and designations. Right now, more than 37,000 students are expanding their opportunities with Capella programs. 

    Online education. Two ways.
    Our FlexPath format lets you set your own deadlines and move at your own pace. Our GuidedPath format offers extra structure for those who need it.

    Explore options in key professions

    • Analytics
    • Business
    • Counseling
    • Criminal Justice
    • Education (K–12 & Higher Education)
    • Emergency Management
    • Health Care Administration
    • Human Services
    • Information Assurance and Security
    • Information Technology
    • Nursing
    • Psychology
    • Public Administration
    • Public Health
    • Social Work

    Multiple ways to help you save

    • Employer and association discounts
    • Military discounts
    • Transfer credit
    • Scholarships
    • Streamlined programs
    • Guides (online resource)
    • Credit for real-world learning

    Online flexibility and personalized support 
    At Capella, online learning means you can take your courseroom anywhere, learning when and where it fits your life. And if you need backup, support services are available every step of the way.

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    Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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