PhD – Information Technology
Capella University

Program Details

With a program grounded in dissertation success, Capella offers this online PhD in Information Technology. As an ACBSP-accredited program, you’ll benefit from a unique learning structure, taught by dedicated faculty and integrating comprehensive online resources that will sustain your momentum throughout your dissertation process. In this degree, you’ll become an expert in IT leadership, teaching or consulting. With flexibility to tailor your coursework to your career objectives, you can choose from security, network architecture and design or concentrate on courses within a specific industry. Curriculum, which involves a few on-campus residencies, usually offers the following classes:

  • Research Processes, Theory, and Practice in Information Technology
  • Foundations of Research, Scholarly Literature, and Theory in Management
  • Survey of Applied Research Methods

% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Students will attend three four-day residencies.