PhD – Project Management: IT (PMI-GAC-accredited)
Capella University

Program Details

With a program grounded in dissertation success, Capella offers this online PhD in Information Technology with a Project Management specialization. You’ll benefit from a unique program structure taught by dedicated faculty, along with comprehensive online resources that will give you momentum throughout the dissertation process. Accredited by PMI, this concentration delivers a multidisciplinary approach towards organizational success with advanced IT skills, management know-how and business development savvy. Naturally, you’ll also focus on leading teams and projects within scope and budget. Coursework usually integrates:

  • Advanced Concepts of Project Management Methodologies
  • Projects as Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Advanced Risk Management Systems and Research

Requirements

In addition to your online courses, you will attend three on-campus residencies.

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:

  • Doctoral students must have a master’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution

Special Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (PMI-GAC)

School Accreditation Statement

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

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

Additional Information

The following program specializations are accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC). (The FlexPath option for the project management specializations is not accredited by PMI-GAC.)

  • BS in Business—Project Management 
  • BS in Information Technology—Project Management 
  • MBA—Project Management
  • MS in Information Technology—Project Management
  • PhD in Information Technology—Project Management