The Doctorate in Information Technology is comprised of the following 60 required credit hours which include professional research courses, content specialty courses and a dissertation*.
*The dissertation is the capstone experience in the PhD program of Information Technology. A dissertation is a research-based project that may use a wide range of statistical, quantitative, and qualitative methods. However, in the University’s practitioner-focused program, the dissertation is conceived as a reality-based project in which the candidate engages in authentic professional problem-solving to extend best practices in the field.
For more information on the PhD in Information Technology courses available, please see below:
Core Courses – 18 Credit Hours Required
Professional Research - 21 Credit Hours Required
- DSRT 734 Inferential Statistics
- DSRT 837 Professional Writing and Proposal Development
- ITS 736 Dissertation Seminar
- ITS 839 Advanced Research Methods
- ITS 930 Dissertation
- ITS 931 Dissertation
- LEAR 850 Qualitative Research, CROL 685 (Qualitative Methods), or CROL 674 (Advanced Statistical Methods), or three (3) credits of INTR799, or approved elective
Content Specialty Area - 21 Credit Hours Required
A content specialty area of at least twenty-one hours must be earned in one of the four (4) disciplines: Information Systems Security, Information Technology, Digital Forensics, and Blockchain.
In the event a learner needs more classes, other related discipline courses could be considered with the discretion of the Department Chair and Program Director under the direction of the Dean of the School.