IIT Architecture B.ARCH./M.S.ARCH. Dual Degree

Architecture (B.ARCH.)/Architecture (M.S.ARCH.)

This accelerated course of study gives undergrads an opportunity to finish school with a Master of Science in Architecture.

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The Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Science in Architecture Accelerated Master's Program is designed for undergraduate architecture students who are already completing a bachelor’s degree program. It enables them to simultaneously complete both undergraduate and graduate architecture degrees in as few as six years by completing fewer credit hours with increased scheduling flexibility. Students may also complete the accelerated master's degree program utilizing undergraduate scholarships and funding.

Beyond the comprehensive foundational education of our B.ARCH. program, our M.S. degree is structured around independent research, and explores the intersection of technology and the built environment. Working closely with a faculty adviser, students develop a research project related to the theme of Technologies of Architecture and Urbanism.

Program Overview

This Accelerated Master's Program provides a platform for advanced research and practice beyond the foundational education of our B.ARCH. program. Our M.S.ARCH. degree is structured around independent research, and explores the intersection of technology and the built environment.

Career Opportunities

Our close ties to the professional community in Chicago and beyond allow students early exposure to professional practices and job placement in the many areas in the discipline, including:

  • Management
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Urban planning
  • Drafting/illustrating
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Students and faculty of the M.S. program study the impacts of technology on the built environment in the past, present, and future. This may be approached via technical research, applied research (including design), or history and theory. The curriculum includes a minimum of 32 credit hours and is typically fulfilled in one year.

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The B.ARCH. and M.S. ARCH. program accepts applications after a B.ARCH. student’s third year. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply, and students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA throughout their studies.