Colleges

Armour College of Engineering

Natacha DePaola
Dean
Perlstein Hall, Suite 224
10 W. 33rd St.
Chicago, IL 60616
312.567.3009
engineering.iit.edu

Armour College of Engineering traces its roots to Armour Institute, founded in 1892 to prepare students of all backgrounds for leadership roles—primarily as engineers—in a challenging industrial society. Armour College carries on that tradition of excellence in engineering education and research.

Today, Armour College is home to about 100 full-time faculty, almost 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students, and the graduate and undergraduate programs of five engineering departments.

Undergraduate degrees offered by Armour College are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology. All Illinois Institute of Technology graduate and undergraduate programs are also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The mission of Armour College of Engineering is to: provide state-of-the-art education and research programs that enhance Armour’s reputation as an internationally recognized engineering school; educate a new breed of engineers with a strong fundamental knowledge of engineering principles and an understanding and appreciation of the economic, environmental, and social forces that impact intellectual choices; and strengthen Armour’s leadership role by focusing on the core research competencies and enhancing partnerships with industry, government laboratories, and academic and research institutions.

College of Architecture

Michelangelo Sabatino
Interim Dean
S.R. Crown Hall
3360 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60616
312.567.3230
arch.iit.edu

The program in architecture was established at Armour Institute of Technology, one of Illinois Institute of Technology’s predecessors, in 1895. In 1938, the program came under the directorship of the world-renowned architect and educator Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The college is housed in S. R. Crown Hall, a National Historic Landmark, one of Mies’ most significant buildings, and a major contribution to Chicago’s rich architectural heritage. The college emphasizes applied studio work under the instruction of practicing architects; the study of architectural theory; interdisciplinary learning; digital technologies; sustainability; design/build; and international study.

College of Science 

R. Russell Betts
Dean
John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 220
10 W. 32nd St.
Chicago, IL 60616
312.567.3800
science.iit.edu

College of Science traces its roots to the Lewis Institute, founded in 1895, and to Armour Institute of Technology, founded in 1892. The college offers more than 90 rigorous and relevant programs in mathematics and the sciences at the undergraduate and graduate level (including master’s, professional master’s, and Ph.D.) through six departments: applied mathematics; biology; chemistry; computer science; mathematics and science education; and physics.

Lewis College of Human Sciences 

Christine Himes
Dean
IIT Tower, Suite 1400
10 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60616
312.567.3956
humansciences.iit.edu

Technology is playing an increasingly large role in shaping how we look at our world—what we do and how we do it. In the Lewis College of Human Sciences, we work at the intersection of people and technology, exploring and explaining what is happening as technology reshapes the real and virtual places where we live, work, and play.

Established in 2013, Lewis College offers bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the Department of Humanities and Department of Psychology, and bachelor’s degrees in the Department of Social Sciences. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to emphasize the free spirit and broad perspectives traditionally reserved for the liberal arts, while fostering the development of valuable skills such as scientific thinking, technical research, data analysis, and digital communications. Lewis College students also gain practical experience alongside faculty who are dedicated to bridging the gap between theory and application, ideas and action. 

School of Applied Technology

C. Robert Carlson
Dean

IIT Tower, Suite 14B
10 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60616
312.567.5254
appliedtech.iit.edu

The School of Applied Technology (SAT), established in 2010, was formed to prepare students to become innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders of the future. Programs and courses at the School of Applied Technology provide a blend of theoretical content and practical application that utilize a hands-on, reality-based approach to education. The degree and certificate programs provide an innovative experience where students work on cutting-edge, industry-sponsored projects, allowing students to apply what they learn in class to solve real-life problems.

SAT offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Information Technology and Management in information technology and management and in cyber forensics and security; master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Food Science and Nutrition in food process engineering and food safety and technology; and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Industrial Technology and Management in industrial technology and management.

SAT is affiliated with the renowned Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH) and hosts the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education (C2SAFE) and the Center for Innovation Science and Applications.

In addition to degree-seeking programs, the School of Applied Technology, through its Office of Professional Development, combines university-wide resources to establish a common administration and support structure for non-degree programs. Programs include: university-wide ESL assessment and instruction, technology-oriented training and certificates, international visiting student programs, employee and professional development, and short courses and seminars.

Stuart School of Business 

John F. O. Bilson
Dean
IIT Tower, 18th Floor
10 W 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
312.906.6500
stuart.iit.edu

Stuart School of Business provides intellectually rigorous business and management education at all levels, from baccalaureate to doctoral. All Stuart programs are designed to educate tomorrow’s global innovators through the unique concept of strategic competitiveness. Constructs including creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship, incisiveness, leadership, and sustainability are interwoven throughout coursework and professional development opportunities, offering students thorough preparation for the challenges of the next economy.

Stuart was established in 1969 with a gift from Illinois Institute of Technology alumnus and noted financier Harold Leonard Stuart. The school houses the Entrepreneurship Academy, the Center for Financial Innovation, and the Center for Strategic Competitiveness.

Stuart offers the following degrees: B.S. in Business Administration, co-terminal B.S.B.A. and M.P.A, co-terminal B.S.B.A. and M.S. in Finance, co-terminal B.S.B.A. and M.S. in Marketing Analytics, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Mathematical Finance (M.M.F.) offered in partnership with the College of Science Department of Applied Mathematics, M.S. in Sustainability Management, M.S. in Finance, M.S. in Management Science, M.S. in Marketing Analytics, Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Master of Technological Entrepreneurship, and Ph.D. in Management Science. A series of dual degrees with Chicago-Kent College of Law and Institute of Design are also offered, as well as numerous graduate certificate programs.

Graduate Education at Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Harold J. Krent
Dean
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL  60661
312.906.5000
kentlaw.iit.edu

Chicago-Kent College of Law is the second-oldest law school in Illinois. When it joined the university in 1969, Illinois Institute of Technology became the first major institute of technology to include law among its disciplines. 

Chicago-Kent offers programs leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, and Doctor of the Science of Law, and participates in joint-degree programs with Stuart School of Business and the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Institute of Design

Denis Weil
Dean
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL  60661
312.595.4900
id.iit.edu

Since its founding as the New Bauhaus in 1937, the Institute of Design has grown into the largest full-time graduate-only design program in the U.S. with students from around the world. The school offers a professional Master of Design degree program with areas of study in communication design, interaction design, product design, strategic design, systems thinking, and user research; a dual Master of Design/M.B.A. degree program in partnership with the Stuart School of Business; the Master of Design Methods, a nine-month program for mid-career professionals; and a Ph.D. in Design. The Institute of Design created the country's first Ph.D. design program in 1991.