Online Doctoral Degrees in Technology

An online doctoral degree in technology may provide individuals with advanced research and critical thinking skills needed within the different fields of technology and computer science. In these PhD programs, students may learn how to install computer hardware and software applications, think critically about technology problems, and apply theoretical ideas to advance knowledge in the technology field. Popular areas of concentration may include instructional design and technology, information systems, and software engineering.

Upon graduation, students may seek entry to upper-level employment. Doctoral-level graduates may find employment opportunities in healthcare, government, aerospace, IT, and insurance.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Program Length: Three to five years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment
  • Projected Employment Growth: 28% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

A research-heavy doctoral-level technology degree may include a handful of core coursework within the chosen area of concentration along with a dissertation requirement. Students may complete courses such as applied research methods, information assurance, systems analysis, and multimedia instructional systems. Possible areas of concentrations for a doctoral degree in technology may include the following:

  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • IT Project Management
  • Computer Science
  • Information Security
  • Software Engineering

Career Options

Doctoral-level technology graduates may seek employment in aerospace, healthcare, government, IT, insurance, and education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as computer systems administrators are expected to increase 28% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Director of Information Technology
  • Lead Systems Analyst
  • Senior Consultant
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Faculty Member

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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