Foreword

This is an archived copy of the 2016-2017 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://bulletin.iit.edu.

Purpose of the Illinois Institute of Technology Graduate Bulletin

This bulletin describes the academic programs and resources, policies, procedures, and student services in effect at the time of publication. It serves as a primary source of information for graduate students, faculty, and administration. Prospective students and others can also use these sections to gain an understanding of the university—its history, its campus setting, its campus life, etc.,—as a whole.

The programs described in this bulletin are applicable to those students who enter Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in the academic year 2016-2017. Students follow the programs described in the bulletin in effect at the time of their first registration.

Changes in programs and policies often occur before a new bulletin is published. A faculty adviser from the student’s major department is the best source for current curriculum information. Updates are also listed on web.iit.edu/gaa . The Office of Graduate Academic Affairs can also refer students to the appropriate administrative office for current policies and procedures.

Illinois Institute of Technology is a multicultural community that values and respects its members. We take pride in the fact that our faculty, staff, and students come from various backgrounds and all parts of the world, and we welcome their diverse perspectives and contributions. It is our policy to provide a working and learning environment in which faculty, staff, and students are able to realize their full potential as productive members of the university community.

To this end, Illinois Institute of Technology affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment and education for all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, applicable veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Further, the university is committed to taking affirmative action to increase opportunities at all levels of employment and to increase opportunities for participation in programs and activities by all faculty, staff, and students.

Every member of the Illinois Institute of Technology community: faculty, staff, and student, is expected to cooperate fully in meeting these goals.

Any student, applicant, or employee of Illinois Institute of Technology who believes that he or she has received inequitable treatment because of discrimination violating the university's stated policy of equal opportunity in employment and in education should communicate, either in writing or in person, with the Director, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action, IIT Tower, Illinois Institute of Technology.

Note: The information in this bulletin is subject to change without notice.

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