Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture
The College of Architecture's graduate degree programs emphasize investigations in architectural design and technology, while expanding the significance of such investigations through rigorous, critical thought. The College draws strength from its Mies van der Rohe heritage, its key position in the legacy of Modernism, its location in Chicago, and its connections to progressive practitioners and emerging global architectural practices. Our students, faculty and alumni are intellectually serious, professional and international.
Architectural education at IIT offers unique combinations, intertwining design and technology to produce advanced architecture. Our commitment includes the needs of our South Side Chicago neighborhood, our
city and its inhabitants. Our perspective is inclusive of architecture's allied disciplines and committed to the
highest quality in our students' professional preparation. Our mission relies on certain guiding values: design excellence, technical expertise, advanced professional practice, and respect for the architect in society today as an ethical, thoughtful and informed producer not only of buildings, but also of all visual and physical environments. The College of Architecture is a force for quality built environments and society's advancement through a humane use of technology, materials, space and form.
The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture.
The College of Architecture has two NAAB accredited degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of
Architecture Professional Degree Programs. Both hold 6-year terms of accreditation with the NAAB.
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL minimum: 80/550 (internet/paper-based)
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