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Description

In Walden’s online Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) program prepares students for key IT and leadership positions within organizations and consulting firms as well as academic roles. Analyse relevant IT scenarios to develop relevant workplace solutions. By pursuing your doctorate in information technology, you will explore diverse research methods and complete a doctoral study demonstrating your gained abilities in an applied IT project. Gain an essential understanding of how organizational structure impact growth and success.

This program is designed for students who have either an undergraduate or master’s degree in a technical field or a master’s degree in a non-technical field combined with three or more years of relevant IT work experience.

Why study Walden's Doctorate in Information Technology?

Prepare for senior-level positions in industry and academia, such as chief information officer, chief technology officer, IS manager, IT strategist, and higher education faculty and administrator positions through:

  • Leadership simulators where you can delve into relevant IT issues that may impact your clients and employers.
  • Face-to-face residencies that allow you to network with expert faculty members and other doctoral students while you hone your research, writing, and critical-thinking skills.
  • Seminar courses exploring current IT topics such as information security, software engineering, and cloud and grid computing.
  • Doctoral study that helps you synthesize the knowledge, theory, and experience you’ve gained by completing an applied IT project.

Learning outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate current research in the field of information technology.
  • Design appropriate integrated IT systems.
  • Recommend IT strategies that support company objectives.
  • Demonstrate IT leadership skills.
  • Communicate technical and business concepts to various audiences.

Career

Statistics report that employment in the computer and information systems management field is expected to grow 18% by 2020. Find work in a variety of roles within private and public sectors, consulting firms, and academia. Potential career options include:

  • Chief information officer
  • Chief technology officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Information technology strategist
  • Higher education faculty
  • Technical director

Contents

This program is designed for students with technical educational and professional backgrounds. However, if you’ve completed a technical master’s degree program within the past 10 years, you may also be eligible to receive course credits that can save you time and tuition.

For more information about our Information Systems and Technology degree programs, financial aid, tuition and scholarships request free information or call one of our enrollment advisors.

Lecturers

In our D.I.T. program, you will work with expert faculty members who are scholars and leaders in their fields.

Requirements

Admission requirements for Walden’s programs vary but generally include the following:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • A bachelor degree or higher
  • Applicable test scores
  • Completed online application
  • Employment history
  • List of transfer credits

Applicants must have successfully completed a higher education/ university-level degree. Additional academic qualifications may also be considered.

Applicants who do not have graduated yet at the time of the application deadline, but who expect to graduate before the beginning of the program, can also apply for admission subject to timely graduation.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

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Accreditation

At Walden, our goal is to help you reach yours. From your first inquiry about your online program, through every step in your studies, you can benefit from our wide range of student support services designed to help you succeed in attaining your degree online.

Founded in 1970, Walden University is a global leader in student-centred online education. A regionally accredited institution in the United States, Walden University attracts a community of extraordinary students and faculty from around the world.

Our quality online programs feature nationally recognized experts, accomplished faculty, and visionary leaders—all professionals who are dedicated to upholding the university’s high academic standards.

Mission

Walden University’s mission is to provide a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change. Three values—quality, integrity, and student-centred approach—are at the core of the university. A commitment to these values demands high standards of excellence, uncompromising openness and honesty, and primary attention to the progress of our students.

Credentials

Accreditation is an important hallmark of quality. When evaluating credentials, employers and universities often look for applicants who earned their degrees from accredited universities.

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The North Central Association is one of the six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The North Central Association is a U.S. membership organization for educational institutions that was created to develop and maintain high standards of academic excellence.

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