Successful leaders in today’s IT industry possess more than just the technical skills necessary to comprehend evolving technology.

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 (D.I.T.) 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.

This 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.

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

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

  • Grants and tuition reductions available.

  •  Meet the Program Director

    Dr. Karlyn Barlovits discusses how D.I.T. provides training for leadership opportunities in IT. Read more.

  • Meet the Associate Dean

    Associate Dean Ward Ulmer

    Associate Dean Ward Ulmer talks about the School of Information Systems and Technology.

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  • IT at a Glance

    IST Infographic

    Explore the benefits of pursuing Walden’s IT programs.

  • Walden’s D.I.T. is one of the first online applied doctoral programs in IT in the United States.*

    *Based on information available as of June 24, 2013.


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