Feb 14th 2019


IIT Architecture Chicago is excited to announce that all of our degree programs have been officially approved as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) designated fields of study effective as of the Fall 2019 semester.

The STEM designation will support our international undergraduate and graduate students who desire to gain employment experience in the United States by enabling them to apply for a full three years of OPT (Optional Practical Training) following graduation. Decisions on such applications are made by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The College is committed to helping extend the experiences of our international students in the fields of architecture and landscape architecture in the U.S. after the completion of their degrees with this revised STEM designation.