Foreword

ILLINOIS TECH EXPRESSLY RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO REVIEW AND TO MODIFY THE REGULATIONS, POLICIES, PROCEDURES, REQUIREMENTS AND DESCRIPTIONS SET FORTH IN THIS BULLETIN AT ANY TIME AND FOR ANY REASON, ALL WITHOUT PRIOR CONSULTATION OR CONSIDERATION OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND. TO BE CLEAR, THIS INCLUDES MODIFYING, PERMANENTLY OR FOR AN IDENTIFIED PERIOD, THE MEANS AND METHODS BY WHICH AND THE LOCATION AT WHICH INSTRUCTION IS DELIVERED. ANY SUCH CHANGES WILL BE PUBLISHED IN AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE, WHICH NOTICE MAY BE SENT IN AN E-MAIL COMMUNICATION, POSTED ON THE ILLINOIS TECH WEBSITE AND/OR SET FORTH IN THE ONLINE VERSION OF THIS BULLETIN WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT http://bulletin.iit.edu, AND ANY SUCH CHANGES SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE UPON ANY SUCH PUBLICATION. IT IS THE THEN-POSTED VERSION OF THIS BULLETIN, AS THE SAME MAY BE MODIFIED, FROM TIME TO TIME, BY ANY ELECTRONIC NOTICES, THAT SHALL BE DEEMED, FOR ALL PURPOSES, THE MOST CURRENT VERSION, AND THE SAME SUCH VERSION SHALL GOVERN AND CONTROL IN ALL INSTANCES. FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, THIS MEANS THAT IN THE EVENT OF A CONFLICT BETWEEN ANY PRINTED VERSION OF THIS BULLETIN OR ANY EARLIER POSTED VERSION OF THIS BULLETIN AND THE THEN-CURRENTLY POSTED VERSION OF THIS BULLETIN, AS THE SAME MAY BE MODIFIED, FROM TIME TO TIME, BY ANY ELECTRONIC NOTICES, IT IS HEREBY EXPRESSLY STATED THAT THE LATTER SHALL GOVERN AND CONTROL.

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, which as noted in the Forward are subject to change at the discretion of Illinois Tech. 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 (Illinois Tech) in the academic year 2021-2022. Students are entitled to follow the academic programs requirements described in the bulletin in effect at the time of their first registration, though they are subject to changes made by Illinois Tech to any other part of the Bulletin.

As noted, 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. Such 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 goal 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 is committed 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 strives to take affirmative actions 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 they have 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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