This applied doctoral degree program is designed to enhance your technical expertise while helping you develop leadership skills to guide your organization.

Synthesize your knowledge and experience within IT through:

  • Leadership simulators where you can delve into relevant IT issues.
  • Face-to-face residencies that allow you to network with expert faculty members and other doctoral students.
  • Seminar courses exploring current IT topics such as information security, software engineering, and cloud and grid computing.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: May 8, 2017

Duration: 55 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 31 credits

Begin Your DIT With Either a Master’s or a Bachelor’s Degree

  • Track I: For students who hold a master's degree in a technical field.
  • Track II: For students who hold a bachelor's degree in a technical field.

Course content

Through Walden's DIT program, you will complete several series of requirements, including:

  • Foundation and core courses
  • A research sequence
  • Leadership simulator courses
  • Seminar courses
  • Doctoral study completion
  • In-person residencies

For your doctoral study, you can select your own study topic and research something that interests you.


More about our DIT program

  • Career Options

    Our DIT program can prepare for a senior-level position* in industry and academia, such as:

    • Chief information officer
    • Chief technology officer
    • IS manager
    • IT strategist
    • Higher education faculty and administrator positions

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Center of Excellence

    Walden has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. This means our programs meet high standards of quality and relevance in information assurance and cyber defense disciplines, helping you prepare for greater career opportunities upon graduation.

  • Entry Requirements

    A bachelor's degree or master's degree is required for entrance into the DIT program:

    • Track I: For students who hold a master's degree in a technical field.
    • Track II: For students who hold a bachelor's degree in a technical field.

    You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the DIT program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your DIT at Walden?

  • Relevant Curriculum

    Examine current IT challenges through problem-based learning scenarios.

  • Research Your Passion

    Select your own doctoral study topic and research something that interests you.

  • Earn an MS in IT

    After successfully completing required courses in the DIT program, you can earn this credential as you work toward your doctorate.



“At Walden, the professors are always with you in the online program. They are there to answer your questions and support you."

Felix Aguboshin | Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) Student