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Welcome to the Graduate Information Session. Outline. Benefits of Graduate Education IIT Graduate Programs at IIT Admission Requirements and Deadlines Financial Support Questions. Types of Graduate Degree Programs. Ph.D. Professional degrees (MBA, Law) Master’s degrees

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outline
Outline
  • Benefits of Graduate Education
  • IIT
  • Graduate Programs at IIT
  • Admission Requirements and Deadlines
  • Financial Support
  • Questions
types of graduate degree programs
Types of Graduate Degree Programs
  • Ph.D.
  • Professional degrees (MBA, Law)
  • Master’s degrees
    • Master of Science
    • Professional Master, Master of Engineering
a master s degree will help you to
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)

average expected lifetime earnings by highest degree received millions
Average Expected Lifetime Earnings by Highest Degree Received ($ millions)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, July 2002 & CGS

with a doctorate degree you can
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)

what is iit
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
why iit
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
who is iit
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
who is iit1
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
professional master s and master of engineering
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
master of science m s at iit
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
certificate or non degree options at iit
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
online programs at iit
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
admission requirements armour csl sat
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)
admission requirements stuart school of business
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)
application deadlines armour csl sat
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)

admission requirements architecture
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)
application deadlines architecture
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)
admission requirements psychology
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)
application deadlines psychology
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
tuition and fees for full time students
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.

tuition and fees for iit stuart full time students
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.

funding options for full time students
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
financial aid
Financial Aid
  • Loans
  • College work-study
  • Campus employment
  • Payment plans
  • Employer tuition reimbursement