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 (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.

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.

Why earn your DIT from Walden?

  • IT Leadership Simulators—Delve into problem-based learning scenarios to examine relevant IT challenges that you may encounter as a leader and create proactive and reactive plans to overcome them.
  • Seminar Courses—Engage with colleagues and faculty members to explore IT best practices and gain a holistic understanding of the effects they can have on an organization.
  • Residencies—Network face to face with small groups of students who share your academic and research interest while you enhance your critical thinking, analysis, and scholarly writing skills
  • Doctoral Study—Demonstrate your ability to synthesize the knowledge you have gained throughout the program by investigating an IT topic that interests you and develop a scholarly paper that makes a contribution to your field.
  • Master's Along the Way—After successfully completing required courses in our online DIT program, you can receive an MS in Information Technology, giving you a valuable credential while you work toward completing your doctorate.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

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

Center of Excellence

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

Walden Facts


Almost 95% of Walden alumni responding to our survey say that their program helped them to advance positive social change.*


More than half of Walden doctoral graduates who responded to our survey say their degree contributed to earning a pay raise.*

Source: www.WaldenU.edu/survey_methodology; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2014 survey.


Angela Norbeck

Angela Norbeck

MISM Graduate
My coursework has recently helped me get a new job as chief information officer at a school district in Indiana.
I was surprised by how well organized the program is. The lectures and discussions are all timed out. If you’re hardworking and follow the program, you can graduate at the expected time.
I was accepted at George Washington University at the same time I received the acceptance from Walden. The choice was clear to me. I selected the university that matched my educational goals and provided me the opportunity to study aspects of positive social change within my specialization of leadership.
Anthony Harvey DIT Student
Anthony Harvey
Felix Aguboshim DIT Student
Fleix Aguboshim
Ingrid M. Hayes-Burrell DBA Graduate
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