Illinois Institute of Technology
College of Science and Letters
The department offers programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics. The M.S. degree is not a prerequisite for the Ph.D. The department also offers a professional masters program in health physics designed for the part-time student and available through distance learning. Research is organized into small groups of faculty members, post-doctoral associates, graduate students and undergraduate students working on closely related projects. The principal active areas include experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics, experimental and theoretical elementary particle physics, synchrotron radiation physics, accelerator physics, structural and computational biophysics, magnetism and electrodynamics. Classes are generally small and informal, and thesis research is carried out in close collaboration with the faculty adviser. In recognition of the value of teaching experience in strengthening an individuals understanding of his or her field of study and as an aid in making career decisions, the department requires full-time students to participate in instructional activities. Each new graduate student is assigned a graduate student adviser and must obtain the approval of the adviser each semester before registering for any graduate classes.
Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL minimum: 550/213/80
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999