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Your Doctor of Information Technology Degree Is Within Reach

In the world of information technology, the possibilities are endless. As a career IT professional, you have the opportunity to make a greater impact, not only in your field but in the world. Take the next step and expand your influence with our online Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) program.

A pioneer in distance learning, Walden offers a contemporary doctorate in information technology program grounded in holistic student support. You’ll benefit from a personalized, practice-oriented doctoral experience that prepares you to navigate the biggest IT challenges—and opportunities—of today and tomorrow.

The DIT degree positions students for key IT and leadership roles within organizations as well as for teaching in academia.

Individual Mentoring

Throughout the program, you’ll work one on one with a faculty mentor who is aligned with your professional interests and communication style.

Support to Fuel Your Success

Our research and writing tools and robust support services help guide you toward the doctoral finish line.

IT Leadership Simulators

Build your decision-making muscle by delving into realistic learning scenarios based on challenges faced by IT executives.

Network Building

Join professional organizations like Women in Technology International and network with like-minded peers who can help you in your career.

Master's Along the Way

After successfully completing required courses in our online DIT program, you may be eligible to receive an MS in Information Technology.


The Walden Doctoral Degree Coach™ helps you find the right support when you need it and stay on track throughout your journey.


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Applied Information Technology

Explore best practices for using data to drive strategic decision-making. Review mechanisms to prevent or mitigate cybercrimes.

Information Technology Leadership

Engage in realistic leadership simulations while learning to communicate technical and business concepts to diverse audiences.


Many Walden degree-seeking students—67%—receive some form of financial aid.* Create a customized plan that makes sense for you.

*Source: Walden University’s Office of Financial Aid. Data reports as of 2018.

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A Program Designed to Build on Your Existing Experience 

Walden’s Doctor of Information Technology degree program is designed for those who currently hold a master’s degree in:

  • Information systems
  • Information technology
  • Computer science
  • Management information systems
  • Computer and information systems 
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information assurance
  • Information security
  • Computer/software engineering 

You are also eligible for this program if you hold a master’s degree in a nontechnical field combined with three or more years of relevant technical work experience.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for this doctoral program, you must have a technical master’s degree or at least three years of relevant professional experience in information technology and meet the general admission requirements. All graduate programs in the School of Technology and Applied Science require the submission of a résumé. Proficiency in at least one modern programming language is highly recommended but not required. All applicants must submit a completed online application and transcripts. More information for international applicants.

A Personalized Guide to Completing Your Doctorate

Earning your PhD in Public Health requires commitment, perseverance, and hard work. You can do it, and Walden is here to help—with our Doctoral Degree Coach™.

  • Map and Track Milestones: Break your research down into manageable, sequential steps. See where you are, what’s ahead, and what you’ve already accomplished, all in one place.
  • Meet Weekly Targets: No more guesswork. Set prompts based on your to-do list and receive reminders and updates directly to your inbox.
  • Connect With Faculty: Stay on the same page and keep your progress on track. With shared access to your dashboard, your chair can easily guide you through your checklists, goals, and timelines.
  • Access Helpful Resources: Quickly find support from the right person at the right time. Our comprehensive resource guide points you in the right direction—no more frustrating searches.

A Doctoral Degree for IT Visionaries

Tailored for full-time working professionals, our online Doctor of Information Technology program lays the groundwork for your future as a practitioner researcher. Build the CIO-level leadership skills you need to guide organizations through major innovation initiatives. Get the support and resources to conduct original, practical research in the evolving field of information technology.

Meet Your Faculty

  • Gail Miles

    Program Director

    Dr. Miles has decades of teaching experience, including teaching computer science on campus for more than 25 years and teaching IT online since 2000 in a variety of programs. Her research interests include software engineering education and online education.

    Read Gail's Bio
  • Robert Duhainy

    Robert Duhainy

    Core Faculty

    Dr. Duhainy has more than 24 years of experience in designing and implementing wireless and cellular networks and 27 years in technology and computer security. His research work includes the use of software agents to safeguard computer networks from attack.

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Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of this Doctor of Information Technology program, you’ll be able to:

  • Critically evaluate current research and best practices in the area of IT methods in organizations.
  • Analyze best practices and research to determine appropriate design of integrated IT systems.
  • Recommend IT strategies that support enterprise mission and objectives following tenets of professional, social, and ethical responsibility.
  • Demonstrate IT leadership skills at the team and enterprise levels.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate technical and business concepts to a range of audiences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to formulate project management, compliance, and sourcing of IT within an organization.
  • Conduct original research that contributes to professional and actionable knowledge in an applied environment.

Career Outlook

The field of information technology continues to grow at a rapid pace, with a high demand for skilled practitioners, leaders, and educators. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the computer and information technology sectors are expected to add 531,200 new jobs through 2029.1

A Doctor of Information Technology degree can prepare you for senior technical and managerial positions as well as a faculty role in higher education settings. Apply theory to real challenges faced by IT leaders today and sharpen your decision-making skills. Build the poise and confidence you need to solve mission-critical problems and drive innovation for your organization.

A Doctor of Information Technology program can prepare you to pursue career options such as:2

  • College professor / instructor
  • Computer scientist / researcher
  • Senior software developer / engineer
  • Software developer / engineer

A Doctor of Information Technology program can prepare you to work in settings such as:

  • Government
  • Public and private labs
  • Universities and colleges
  • Large private organizations (financial, retail, service industry, nonprofits)

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow


through 2029.1


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