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    M.Arch. Admission Prerequisites

    For holders of a baccalaureate degree outside of architecture who satisfy the prerequisites for admission, the course of study will be three years (six semesters) in length with a total of 102 credit hours. Candidates holding a pre-professional degree in architecture will be evaluated for advanced standing status on a case-by-case basis and will be notified of their specific status upon admission. Coursework for students with advanced standing will range from the required minimum of 60 credit hours to the full 102 credit hours.

    To be admitted without conditions to the Master of Architecture program, an applicant is required to possess the following:
    1) an understanding of basic systems and analytical procedures, including mechanics, heat transfer, light and sound, as demonstrated through the successful completion of college level physics course equivalent to IIT's PHYS 212;
    2) an understanding of basic mathematical principles and analytical procedures, including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, as demonstrated through the successful completion of college-level mathematics equivalent to IIT's MATH 122;
    3) a basic ability to produce freehand drawings of architectural forms and spaces, as demonstrated by the successful completion of one college-level drawing course or by portfolio submissions;
    4) a basic understanding of design, as demonstrated by the successful completion of one college-level design course or by portfolio submissions;
    5) a minimum of 45 semester hours (or the quarter hour equivalent) outside of architectural studies, either as general studies or electives with content outside of architecture

    Candidates admitted with deficiencies in any of these prerequisites must fulfill them before matriculation. Students with a background outside of the area of architecture may be asked to complete an introductory studio prior to the start of classes. Prerequisite courses do not apply to program credit hours.

    Applicants must have a college grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale.


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