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Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture

Illinois Institute of Technology

The only program leading to a PhD in Chicago, a cosmopolitan metropolis characterized by a dynamic architectural culture, supportive research institutions and leading firms that drive the profession.


College of Architecture
3360 S State Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60616, United States

What We Offer

Summary

Explore the historic and contemporary intersections among Atwo areas of specialized research: History, Theory, and Criticism (HTC), and Technologies of the Built Environment (TBE). In this context Chicago and Midwestern architecture, infrastructure, landscape, and urbanism, are at the center of applied research and scholarly inquiry. Students are engaged in research including energy modeling, housing, landscape, urbanism, and the design and history of tall buildings.


Academic Fields

Architecture.

Degrees

Doctoral Degree, PhD, Doctorate of Philosophy in Architecture


Formats

Part Time, Full Time, On-Campus

Keywords

Architecture, Landscape, Urban, Metropolis, Chicago

Contacts

Nathan Robbins

Nathan Robbins
Assistant Director
nrobbins@iit.edu
nrobbins@iit.edu
312.567.3980

Mrs. Jaucinta Burt

Mrs. Jaucinta Burt
‚Äč Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
jechols@iit.edu
jechols@iit.edu
3125673231

Who We're Looking For

Summary

An applicant to the doctoral program must hold a professional degree (B. Arch or M. Arch or M.L.A.) from a NAAB or LAAB accredited U.S. University or the equivalent. Applicants who have not completed the required professional degree may apply for the Master of Architecture. Applicants with only a B.Arch need to complete a Master of Science in Architecture to fulfill the first 32 credit hours of the 84 total PhD credit hours. Limited funding opportunities are available in the forms of tuition waivers, teaching assistantships, and Design Research Fellowships with prominent international firms with local offices. A limited number of international exchange program opportunities are available for advanced PhD students.


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