Prepare for your future in IT by advancing your knowledge base and leadership skills with our online Doctor of Information Technology degree program.
They also must have an essential understanding of how organizational structure and operational functions can impact growth and success.
In Walden’s online Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) program, you will gain advanced knowledge in the field of information technology and acquire the strategic leadership skills needed to guide organizations through critical IT-related challenges. You’ll be equipped with the tools you need to change your world—and the world of those around you.
Our online Doctor of Information Technology program prepares students for key IT and leadership positions within organizations and consulting firms as well as roles in academia. Through problem-based learning simulators, research seminars, residencies, and other learning opportunities, you will analyze relevant IT scenarios to develop solutions you can implement in your workplace. By pursuing your doctorate in information technology, you will explore qualitative and quantitative research methods and complete a doctoral study demonstrating your ability to examine, critique, and synthesize knowledge, theory, and experience in an applied IT project.
Graduates of this Doctor of Information Technology program will be prepared to:
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment in the computer and information systems management field is expected to grow 18% by 20201. With a Doctor of Information Technology from Walden, you can work in a variety of roles within private and public sectors, consulting firms, and academia. Potential career options may include:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
The opportunity to transfer credit offers a cost-efficient way to continue your education. You may be able to reduce your required coursework by applying eligible academic credits toward your Walden degree program.
Walden has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
Find detailed information for this program including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt. This information will vary depending on whether you (1) hold a master's degree in an information systems related field or (2) hold a bachelor's degree in an information system related field.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012–13 Edition, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm (viewed online July 2, 2013). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.