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Executive PhD in Information Technology Degree Requirements

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:

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:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Forensics
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Other related discipline at the discretion of the Dean of the School

For a full list of course offerings or more program specific information, visit our Academic Catalog page.