The Online PhD IT Program consists of four components: 1) Program of Study; 2) Content Specialty Area; 3) Dissertation; and 4) a Comprehensive Exam. Through this course structure, The Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology Program seeks to prepare candidates:
- Use predictive analytics to identify cyber threats, employ big data analytics to improve healthcare, and empower smart cities to make policy changes for societal well-being
- Problem-solve developing research-based, strategic, effective, and ethical solutions to optimize best practices in the field
- Strengthen communication, collaboration, research, and critical thinking skills through a rigorous academic experience
- Equip graduates to meet the aggressive demand for qualified data scientists in virtually every sector of the economy
University of the Cumberlands has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). There are just over 200 universities nationwide with CAE-CD designation, and only two other universities in Kentucky included in this elite group. Earn your PhD in Information Technology and prepare to be a leader in the IT industry.