Founded in 1996 as a laboratory for applied research and scholarship, the Ph.D. program attracts graduate students from around the world who converge on our landmarked Mies-designed campus.
Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program specializing in Technologies of the Built Environment utilize simulation and data-driven, experimental research strategies to contribute new knowledge and technologies to the field of architecture. Research topics are based on the expertise of our faculty as well as the student interests. Possibilities include building and urban energy use, environmental impacts of built environments, high-performance building skins, tall building design and performance, advanced structural systems, and urban water systems.
Direct admission into the Ph.D. program is preferred, but admission via the master of science program is also an option. Funding opportunities are available in the form of teaching assistantships, and students can benefit from our relationships with large architecture and engineering firms based in Chicago.
Students in the Ph.D. program specializing in Technologies of the Built Environment utilize simulation and data-driven, experimental research strategies to contribute new knowledge to the field of architecture. Research topics are based on the expertise of our faculty and student interests.
Graduates of the Ph.D. program in architecture typically pursue academic careers in universities, obtain positions in research institutions, or return to professional practice.
This 84-credit hour degree program consists of lecture and seminar courses, special problems, and research credits to help students complete their doctoral research projects. Each student has a committee with a chair that supervises this process.
The applicant should meet all entrance requirements of Illinois Institute of Technology's Graduate College, plus a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, a minimum revised GRE score of 144 in quantitative reasoning, 153 in verbal reasoning, and analytical writing of 4.0, and a TOEFL score of 577/90 (paper-based/internet-based test), or a minimum IELTS score of 6.