Doctor of Information Technology

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The Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) is a research-oriented professional doctoral degree offered by some universities. It is of the same academic level as traditional PhD; however, DIT research focuses more on industry practice than on theoretical framework. Upon successful completion, the title of "Doctor" is awarded and the post-nominals of DIT can be used.

Charles Sturt University description

The Doctor of Information Technology offers the research opportunity to extend knowledge of the discipline of information and communication technology and develops the attributes required to successfully identify, investigate and resolve problems and opportunities in today's IT industry [1].

Towson's University description

Towson University's Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) program in information technology constitutes a broad scope of research areas including: Computer Science (CS), Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT). This program prepares students to become professors, scientists, and entrepreneurs. Graduates assume leadership roles in their current careers or in academic, research, government and state of the art industry positions. About half of our alumni are currently working as tenure-track assistant professors or research scientists across the country and abroad in CS, IS, and IT fields. After graduation, some alumni remained with their current employers and were promoted to higher level positions. Others started their own ventures to develop innovative products [2].

University of Northern Virginia Description

The Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) addresses the expanding needs of professionals who manage information resources; solve information, communication and technology-related problems in businesses and other organizations; or educate and/or train others in fields related to the applications of information systems and communications. This is an intensive program designed primarily to develop practitioners and teaching faculty with very high levels of both technical and analytical expertise in specific fields of information technology (IT). Admission to the program is competitive. Meeting a specific set of minimum qualification does not assure admission [3].

Schools Offering DIT Degrees[edit]





  • Philippines AMA Computer University
  • Philippines Cebu Institute of Technology - University
  • Philippines St. Paul University - Tuguegarao
  • Philippines Dela Salle University
  • Philippines St. Linus University
  • Philippines Technological Institute of the Philippines
  • Philippines Angeles University Foundation
  • Philippines University of the Cordilleras
  • Philippines University of the East - Manila

United States


  • Mexico University of Guadalajara
  • Mexico Popular Autonomous University of Puebla