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Graduate Admission

Illinois Tech’s graduate students are part of a legacy of scholars who are committed to excellence in study and research. As a graduate student at Illinois Tech, you will benefit from personalized faculty mentorship, hands-on experiences, and access to the resources of the global city of Chicago—all of which help to shape a one-of-a-kind graduate education.  Whether furthering your career through a certificate program, launching a cutting-edge business, or conducting Ph.D. research on a novel topic, at Illinois Tech you will join a university where the curious, ambitious, and dedicated find unlimited opportunities to advance and succeed.
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Elevate Your Graduate Degree Real-world experiences are at the heart of Illinois Tech’s graduate global education. Through Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program, you’ll take part in dynamic experiences like internships and research, gain twenty-first century skills, advance through personalized mentoring—and graduate uniquely career-ready.

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Resources for Admitted Students

Admitted to Illinois Tech? View the next steps you need to take to attend the university.

Next Steps for Domestic Admitted Students Next Steps for International Admitted Students

Seeing the Future of Engineering

With mentoring from professors and hands-on experiences through Elevate, including an internship at Boeing, Esteban Lopez (ME ’20, M.S. MAE Candidate) is researching ways to build artificial intelligence-driven robotics systems.
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Online Graduate Degree Programs

Illinois Tech offers graduate students an extensive variety of online degree programs in areas including engineering, design, science and letters, computer science, and business. Advance your career with a global graduate education—with maximum flexibility. View Programs
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Thesis or Non-Thesis?

Illinois Tech’s renowned academic programs prepare you for professional success, regardless of whether you graduate from a thesis or non-thesis program. Learn More

A Best Value Leads to Career Results

88.3%

Career Placement Rate

—Illinois Tech’s 2020 advanced degree graduates reporting
#42

Best Value National University

—U.S. News & World Report
$75,811

Mean Starting Salary

—Illinois Tech’s 2020 advanced degree graduates reporting

Research: Impact of AI on Farming

As artificial intelligence plays an increasing role in agriculture, Monika Sziron (Ph.D. THUM Candidate) is researching the ethics of AI and how this technology is changing both farming practices and the human experience of farming. Gain Insight
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Dual Degrees

A wide variety of dual degrees allow students the flexibility to complete their degree in a manner that suits their lifestyle—whether they live abroad or are working professionals. Explore Dual Degrees
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Check Out the Graduate Viewbook

Learn more about Illinois Tech and our faculty, research, graduate students, and programs—including special interdisciplinary pathways that make our graduate education distinct. View the Graduate Viewbook
“Illinois Tech is composed of a relatively small community of individuals who are interested in science and technology for the sake of science and technology. The people here are genuine, pursue their passions, and inspire passion in others. There is also a great deal of diversity of opinion, background, and means at this institution. These aspects combined make Illinois Tech a school where you can learn from inspiring professors, work on challenging and rewarding projects, and make connections with like-minded individuals.”

—Rachael Affenit (BME/M.S. CS ’18)

Graduate Student Rachel Affeni
“The structure of the academic programs at Illinois Tech at all levels requires working with students from other academic disciplines. The diversity of the campus also creates opportunities to engage with people from different walks of life, and from my experience, working in inclusive spaces is encouraged by the faculty.”

—Michael Anthony DeAnda (Ph.D. THUM ’19)

Graduate Student Michael DeAnda
“There isn’t anywhere else I would have rather gone to receive my master’s degree. My courses were full of useful information that I could directly apply to my profession. There were assignments that actually replicated some of the responsibilities I have had to do at my current job. Illinois Tech improves its employability by reputation and its vast university network. Now that I have begun my career, I’m meeting more and more alumni, whether they be in passing, people I work with, or clients.”

—Rudy Trevino (M.ENG. AE ’16)