The Executive Doctoral Degree 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 Executive PhD Degree Program in 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 Executive, F1 Visa, PhD in IT courses available, please see below:
Core Courses – 18 Credit Hours Required
Professional Research - 18 Credit Hours Required
Specialty Area Content - 24 Credit Hours Required
A content specialty area of at least twenty-four credit hours must be earned in one of the following disciplines:
- Information Technology
- Digital Forensics
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Other related discipline at the discretion of the Dean of the School