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  1. Welcome to the Graduate Information Session

  2. Outline • Benefits of Graduate Education • IIT • Graduate Programs at IIT • Admission Requirements and Deadlines • Financial Support • Questions

  3. Types of Graduate Degree Programs • Ph.D. • Professional degrees (MBA, Law) • Master’s degrees • Master of Science • Professional Master, Master of Engineering

  4. A master’s degree will help you to: • Think independently and learn actively • Advance in your career • Attain accreditation • Earn a higher salary • Hone your professional skills • Develop new competencies • Change careers • Enter a doctoral program Source: Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)

  5. Average Expected Lifetime Earnings by Highest Degree Received ($ millions) Source: U.S. Census Bureau, July 2002 & CGS

  6. With a doctorate degree you can: • Become a leader in your field, a professor • Conduct cutting-edge research • Explore new frontiers – discover/invent/improve • Hone independent thinking • Enhance your problem-solving skills • Grow professionally • Advance your career • Maximize your earning potential Source: Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)

  7. Unemployment and Earnings by Level of Education, 2008 (CGS, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  8. What is IIT? • Private, independent, Ph.D.-granting institution • Areas of specialization: engineering, science, architecture, business, psychology, design, and law • Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

  9. Why IIT? • Quality – Access to internationally-recognized faculty (active researchers, accomplished professionals) and intellectually rewarding programs • Flexibility – Shape a course of study to suit your needs and proceed at your pace to achieve your goals • Convenience – Choose from classes offered at five Chicago-area campuses or “anytime, anywhere” over the Internet via IIT Online

  10. Who is IIT? • Faculty: 12:1 student to faculty ratio • Students: approx. 5,042 graduate students (total) • Research: 28 research centers and institutes ($53 million research awards in Fiscal Year 2010) • Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering • Wanger Institute of Sustainable Energy Research • University Technology Park • IIT Research Institute - Life sciences • National Center for Food Safety and Technology

  11. Who is IIT? • Samples of Research Areas: • Wind energy, smart grid, plug-in hybrids • High-performance computing, networks • Advanced materials, biopolymers • Medical imaging • Visual prosthesis, artificial limbs • Cancer • Clean coal, fuel cells • Computational fluid dynamics, aerospace • Math and science education, STEM

  12. Professional Master’s and Master of Engineering • A course-only program, known as a non-thesis master’s • Fully accredited master’s degree, tailored to the working professional • Classes are available days, evenings, weekends and online • GRE requirement may be waived based on undergraduate GPA

  13. Master of Science (M.S.) at IIT • Usually requires a final thesis at the completion of course work • This degree can be a final academic degree or a stepping stone to Ph.D. study • GRE scores are required

  14. Certificate or Non-Degree Options at IIT • Certificate • Can usually be completed in 3-5 courses • Credits can apply toward your master’s degree requirements • Non-degree • Up to 3 courses (9 credit hours) can apply toward a degree

  15. Online Programs at IIT • We currently offer the following graduate programs via the Internet • 20+ certificates • 15+ professional master’s • 3 master of science • A partial list of degrees offered online are in the areas of biology, chemistry, computer science, and network engineering

  16. Admission Requirements – Armour, CSL, SAT • Complete online application www.iit.edu/grad_apply • $50 application fee • Professional statement • Letters of recommendation • Official transcripts • GRE scores (if required) • TOEFL/IELTS scores (if required) • Financial affidavit (International students only)

  17. Admission Requirements - Stuart School of Business • Complete online application www.iit.edu/grad_apply • $75 application fee • Essays (topics in the online application) • Letters of recommendation • Current resume • Official transcripts • GRE scores or GMAT scores • TOEFL/IELTS scores (International students only) • Financial affidavit (International students only)

  18. Application Deadlines - Armour, CSL, SAT * For full-time M.S. and Ph.D. students interested in financial consideration for teaching and research assistantships and fellowships (does not apply for Stuart School of Business applicants)

  19. Application Deadlines – Stuart School of Business

  20. Admission Requirements - Architecture • Complete online application www.iit.edu/grad_apply • $50 application fee • Professional statement • 3 letters of recommendation • Portfolio • Official transcripts • GRE scores • TOEFL/IELTS scores (International students only) • Financial affidavit (International students only)

  21. Application Deadlines - Architecture The next deadlines are: • Rolling admissions (Fall 2011 Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Integrated Building Delivery candidates) • January 15, 2011 (Fall 2011 Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture candidates) • April 15, 2011 (Fall 2011 Ph.D. candidates)

  22. Admission Requirements - Psychology • Complete online application www.iit.edu/grad_apply • $50 application fee • Professional statement (less than 1,000 words, outlining academic and career goals, academic potential, and relevant research and/or applied experience) • 3 letters of recommendation • Official transcripts • GRE scores • TOEFL/IELTS scores (International students only) • Financial affidavit (International students only)

  23. Application Deadlines - Psychology • Most of the College of Psychology programs accept applications for Fall entrance only. Application deadlines are as follows: • Clinical Psychology January 15th • Industrial & Organizational February 15th • Personnel & Human Resources February 15th Development • Rehabilitation Counseling March 15th

  24. Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Students • 2010-2011 estimated cost of attendance for full-time students in Armour College, College of Science and Letters, and School of Applied Technology ($975 per credit hour) * Figures are estimates and are based on full-time enrollment of 9 credit hours per semester for two semesters.

  25. Tuition and Fees for IIT Stuart Full-Time Students • 2010-2011 estimated cost of attendance for full-time students in IIT Stuart School of Business ($1,431 per credit hour) * Figures are estimates and are based on full-time enrollment of 9 credit hours per semester for two semesters.

  26. Funding Options (for Full-Time Students) • Fellowships/Scholarships • Teaching Assistantships • Research Assistantships • For more information, visit www.iit.edu/financial_aid/ • Co-op and internship opportunities

  27. Financial Aid • Loans • College work-study • Campus employment • Payment plans • Employer tuition reimbursement

  28. Any questions?