Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)

Develop the leadership skills you need in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

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, based on your specialization, exploring current IT topics such as information security and cloud and grid computing

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Transfer Credits: Up to 39 credits

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Course content

In Walden's DIT program, you will complete required coursework, including:

  • Foundation and technical 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.

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Earning your online Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) requires commitment, perseverance, and hard work. You can do it, and Walden is here to help—with our Doctoral Degree Coach®.

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More about our DIT program

Our DIT program can prepare for career options in industry and academia, such as:*

  • College professor / instructor
  • Computer scientist / researcher
  • Systems / technology director

*Source: O*Net Online. Summary Report for SOC Codes 11-3021.00, 15-1221.00, 15-1212.00, 15-1242.00, 15-1244.00, 15-1241.00, 25-1021.00, Computer and Information Systems Managers, Computer and Information Research Scientists, Information Security Analysts, Database Administrators, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, Computer Network Architects, Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary .

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

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. You are also required to submit 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.

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Why earn your DIT at Walden?

"My degree from Walden will allow me to broaden the horizons in my profession."

Felix Aguboshin '18 | Doctor of Information Technology Graduate


A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

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