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

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

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

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • 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

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)

Applicaton Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Students will attend three four-day residencies.

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