The PhD program is an 84 credit degree program. Since all students who enter the program will hold a Master’s degree, they may be credited (transfer) up to 32 credits hours toward the total credit hours required for the PhD. Hence the minimum credit hours of PhD study while at IIT is 52 credit hours, usually completed in three-and-a-half to four years beyond the Master’s degree. The majority of the coursework will be selected from the curriculum within the College of Architecture, though students are encouraged to find connections to other doctoral programs at the university.
Below are the required courses for the History, Theory, and Criticism (HTC) specialization and include 18 credit hours of required courses, 18 credit hours of PhD elective courses, and 16 credit hours of doctoral research.