Track II

Minimum Completion Requirements

  • 76 semester credits
    • Foundation course (3 sem. cr.)
    • Core courses (33 sem. cr.)
    • Leadership simulator courses (9 sem. cr.)
    • Research sequence (10 sem. cr.)
    • Seminar courses (6 sem. cr.)
    • Doctoral study completion (minimum 15 sem. cr.) 
  • 8 days of academic residency (two 4-day residencies)

Walden students have up to 8 years to complete their doctoral program unless they petition for an extension.

In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation/doctoral study course until they complete their capstone project and it is approved. This usually takes longer than the minimum required terms in the dissertation/doctoral study course shell.

To complete a doctoral dissertation/doctoral study, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation/doctoral study process in the Dissertation Guidebook.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Foundation Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ITEC 8000 Course Foundation and Communications for Information Technology Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ITEC 8010 Course Fundamentals of Information Systems Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8115 Course Computer Networking and Operating Systems Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8040 Course Systems Analysis and Design Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8030 Course Principles of Programming Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8120 Course Operating System and Network Architecture Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8130 Course Advanced Software Development Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8145 Course Enterprise Database Design Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8150 Course Principles of Software Engineering Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8160 Course Enterprise Systems Architecture Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8170 Course Fundamentals of Information Assurance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8721 Course Organizational and Social Dimensions of Information Systems Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Research Sequence

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ITEC 8427 Course Applied Research Methods—Qualitative and Quantitative Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8437 Course Quantitative Decision Making for Strategic Analysis Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8447 Course Qualitative and Case Study Research for Strategic Analysis Credits (4 sem. cr.)

Leadership Simulator Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ITEC 8201 Course IT Leadership Simulator: Integrating Diverse Systems and Leading Technology Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8202 Course IT Leadership Simulator: Developing Proactive and Reactive Security Plans Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8203 Course IT Leadership Simulator: Leading IT in a Dynamic Environment Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Seminar Courses

Choose two courses from the list below.

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ITEC 8501 Course Seminar in Information Security Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8502 Course Seminar in IT Systems, Software, and Management Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8503 Course Seminar in Project Management Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 8504 Course Seminar in Cloud and Grid Computing Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Doctoral Study

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code ITEC 8100 Course Doctoral Study Mentoring Credits (0 sem. cr.)
Course Code ITEC 9000 Course Doctoral Study Completion Credits (3 sem. cr. per term for a minimum of five terms until completion)

Doctoral Study

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code DRWA 8001 Course Doctoral Writing Assessment Credits (0 cr.)
Note: Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic, such as tuition and fee increases; transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. full-time enrollment; writing, research, and editing skills; use of external data for the doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations, caregiving responsibilities, or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.

Master's Along the Way

After successfully completing ITEC 8010, ITEC 8040, ITEC 8030, ITEC 8120, ITEC 8145, ITEC 8160, ITEC 8170, ITEC 8201, ITEC 8202, and ITEC 8203 courses in our online DIT program, you may be eligible to receive an MS in Information Technology, giving you a valuable credential while you work toward completing your doctorate.

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