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Capella University Reviews of Doctoral in Information Technology

9 Reviews

Locations:   Minneapolis (MN) 

Annual Tuition: $14,148

75% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
67% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Doctoral in Information Technology

Student Reviews - Doctoral in Information Technology

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Reviewed: 10/13/2020

Degree: Information Technology

Don't do it... Capella is a truly a scam. They have changed milestone requirements repeatedly throughout the programs, added more requirements and updated policies throughout the program (and don't tell you anything about it) and they do not consider current students under the rules they started with. They tell you that you can move through the program at your own pace, that is as long as they are receiving tuition funds each quarter that they slowly push paperwork through or make you take pointless... Read More

Students cant spell

Reviewed: 10/13/2018

Degree: Information Technology

So far, I keep encountering peers who cannot spell. I am incredulous how being unable to spell is ever going to allow someone to muster the rigors of APA/dissertation. Also, the answers provided by classmates are very rigid, canned, expected, pro forma, not reality. Thinkers? I am not sure if this is intentional or unintentional? Whether pursuing a PhD by definition weeds out the humanity or vice versa?

Bryan McKinley

Reviewed: 3/8/2018

Degree: Information Technology

I started a PhD at Capella because I wanted to expand my career as a software architect/development lead to include research roles in related IT areas. A crucial conversation with the School of Business & IT department chair strongly influenced my decision to pursue my PhD at Capella, rather than elsewhere. It took me almost seven years to finish while I worked full time. The process included two years of coursework, one year to settle on a research topical area, about a year to formalize propose... Read More


Reviewed: 2/6/2018

Degree: Information Technology

I started out with Capella University about three years ago. One major problem I faced are inconsistencies, lack of communication with instructors and advisors about their program. I completed the coursework required for the PhD IT program. You are also required to complete three tracks, track 1, 2 and 3. I completed track 1 and 2 and had my topic approval/Endorsement in track 2. But during my second attempt taking track 3 my instructor at that time rejected my topic. A topic that has been approved... Read More

Current Student

Reviewed: 10/5/2017

Degree: Information Technology

I am a student that is due to start school and I have not graduated, I don't like the fast track orientation, don't like the unnecessary symposiums and I really don't like the main office and their personnel. I recommend that you watch your back at all times if you are to attend this organization.

DJ Mac

Reviewed: 9/20/2017

Degree: Information Technology

Most all of the instructors were helpful, others were out of touch with the industry. In general I would say this was a beneficial program. I liked the opportunity to interact during the Colloquiums. They were some of the best learning opportunities. Advising team was amazing they were always helpful even though they didn't always give me the answer I was hoping for.


Reviewed: 5/30/2017

Degree: Information Technology

I work full time and I have a family with 3 children. My dream to pursue Ph.D is being realized through Capella university's unique teaching, and assessment methods. Let me summarize them in points. 1. Capella is fully accredited University by one of the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. So, it's degrees are valued and respected by the industry. I got recognition and promotion by just pursuing it. 2. Capella degrees requires hard work, commitment and... Read More

Dr S. K. Armstead

Reviewed: 1/25/2017

Degree: Information Technology

Some individuals have good thoughts about their Capella journey ;and others have shared not so good experiences. As for myself, I have no regrets. The institution was just what I expected in meeting, and in some cases, exceeding my expectations. I do believe, it is each student's responsibility to make sure he/she perform their "due diligence" particularly when it comes to a financial investment such as higher education. For those expressing both positive and negative reviews, I do understand because... Read More

Bill M

Reviewed: 4/25/2015

Degree: Information Technology

I graduated with my Ph.D. in Information Technology Management in 2011. My experience in the courserooms was uneven. About 1/3 of the courses were graded pretty easily and about 2/3 were appropriately rigorous. The problem with Capella faculty is there are very few full-time faculty. Most are part-time adjuncts so they probably correlate going easy on the students with higher reviews and chances of being renewed. The course content is fine and you can learn a lot if you take them seriously and understand... Read More


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