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For practitioners, by practitioners.

Designed for working technology professionals seeking a flexible, cutting-edge education, the Doctor of Technology (D.Tech.) program employs real-world business and societal challenges to teach essential data analytics, research techniques, management approaches, and leadership skills for driving innovation. Graduates will solve a pressing technology problem in their chosen sector, such as business, healthcare, education, or energy, through an applied capstone project instead writing a traditional dissertation.


A flexible online format enables you to customize a professional doctorate program that suits your needs and current career while preparing for leadership roles ranging from Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer to technology consultant or entrepreneur. Our world-class faculty and distinguished alumni provide mentorship and foster your critical thinking skills to advocate for responsible applications of technology and sustainable development.

Program Highlights



Dr. Matthew Muga
Global consultant for Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, Google
Lean Continuous Improvement

Dr. Kevin Williams
Consultant Amazon Web Services (AWS) Architect/AWS Trainer
Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning, Databases/Data Analytics, Optimization

Dr. Claudia Cáceres
World Health Organization GIS Consultant
Machine Learning and Data Visualization

Dr. Juliette Gutierrez
National GIS Coordinator for SCS Engineers
Esri GIS, SQL, Agile Methodologies

Program At a Glance

72 units

Full-time: 2-3 years (8+ units per semester)
Part-time: 3-5 years


Master’s Degree

Doctor of Technology

Fall: August
Spring: January
Summer: May

Please see the State Authorization page for availability of our online programs in the US.

Learning Outcomes

The D.Tech. program trains you to critically evaluate research; collaborate across disciplines; integrate and transfer knowledge from disciplinary, non-disciplinary, and non-specialist audiences; and manage collective research and implementation teams. Upon successful completion of the D.Tech. program, you will be able to:

    • Solve real-world problems to address societal, economic, and business challenges
    • Design and conduct use-inspired research aligned with business technologies and emerging trends
    • Apply advanced leadership concepts, theories, models, and tools for creative problem-solving
    • Lead technology-driven innovation initiatives as part of the digital transformation
    • Apply critical and ethical thinking in your everyday activities
    • Perform lifelong learning dynamic skills



Our D.Tech. degree is unique in its industry focus, online delivery, extensive customization options, and the inclusion of an in-person cohort component featuring intensive meetings in August and January. The curriculum prepares you for senior information technology leadership roles with core courses, electives, and applied research:

Transdisciplinary Core Courses (16 units, number of courses varies depending on units for each course)
A unique feature of CGU professional doctorate programs is a shared Transdisciplinary core curriculum created to prepare business leaders. You will learn and collaborate with a diverse cohort of industry professionals on applied projects.

    • Leading Change (2 units)
    • Collaboration (2 units)
    • Action in Crisis (2 units)
    • Stakeholder problem-solving (2 units)
    • Systems-thinking (2 units)
    • Data Visualization (2 units)
    • Diversity and Team Leadership (2 units)
    • Ethics (2 units)

Core D.Tech. / Information Systems courses (8 units, 2 courses)

    • AI for Digital Transformation (4 units)
    • Introduction to Use-Inspired Research (4 units)

D.Tech. Elective Courses (8 units, 2 courses)

    • Cybersecurity Management (4 units)
    • Data Science Methodology (4 units)
    • Location Intelligence (4 units)
    • Health Technologies (4 units)
    • Technology Innovation (4 units)
    • Global Digital Supply Chains (4 units)

D. Tech. Research (16 units, 4 courses)

    • Doctoral Practicum (4 units, taken three times)
    • Applied Dissertation (4 units)

Your work will be assessed through course exams, technology lab work, presentations, practicum research, and an applied dissertation.


Who Should Apply

This degree is designed for technology professionals who seek to solve real-world problems with a business-oriented doctoral program. Your cohort may include students who hold jobs such as:

    • Application Security Administrator
    • Business Intelligence Analyst
    • Cloud System Engineer
    • Cybersecurity Hardware Engineer
    • Data Scientist
    • Full-Stack Developer
    • Network Architect
    • Technical Product Manager
    • Release Manager
    • UI or UX Designers
    • Wireless Network Engineer

Faculty & Research

Adjunct & Affiliate Faculty

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Steve Miranda

Director of Recruitment, Center for Information Systems & Technology
T: 909-607-1094