Capella University

DIT - Information Assurance and Cybersecurity


225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

DIT - Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

Format: Online

Program Description:

Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).

With ever-increasing threats to information assets, skilled information security professionals are in high demand. Capella University’s online Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) degree with an Information Assurance and Cybersecurity specialization will prepare you to analyze theories and develop solutions that inform and shape the practice of Information Assurance and Security. Become a leader on the front lines in the struggle to maintain information security.

Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014–2021.

This program provides opportunities for advanced skill development and doctoral research in such topics as:
• System and application security
• Assurance controls and compliance
• Security governance and management
• Network and enterprise security risk management

Designed to be completed in less than three years, the Information Assurance and Cybersecurity doctoral program offers a streamlined learning experience, allowing you to complete your coursework and dissertation at the same time.

Everyone who obtains a doctoral degree from Capella is a scholar-practitioner—equipped with a deep understanding of foundational theory and how it applies directly to the current and future needs of their profession, as well as the skills and knowledge to research, teach, consult, and lead.

While a PhD prepares you to perform research or teach, a professional doctorate is geared more toward a professional career in a leadership position. A doctoral degree in IT can enhance your position as a leader in your industry.

With a DIT in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity from Capella, you’ll learn to analyze theories that inform and shape the practice of information assurance and security. More, you’ll develop skills in synthesizing research and practice that can lead to performance improvements in your industry. As you build your capacity for creating new information systems and security applications for improved defense against unauthorized access, this program will help you become an effective IT consultant or instructor in information assurance and Cybersecurity.

Common jobs with an online DIT in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity include information security consultant, practitioner, education leader (professor, department head, dean, etc.), IS director, or executive positions within the C-Suite: CIO, CTO, or CISO.


Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Higher Learning Commission:, 800.621.7440 Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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