PhD in Architecture Admissions

An applicant to the doctoral program generally must hold a professional Master of Architecture degree (M.Arch.), Master of Science in Architecture (M.S.Arch.), or Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) from an NAAB or LAAB -accredited U.S. university or the equivalent.  Students with graduate degrees in allied fields, such as engineering and art history, are also eligible.  Students holding a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) can apply through the Master of Science program at the College of Architecture.

The applicant should meet all entrance requirements of lIT's Graduate College, plus a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, a minimum revised GRE score of 144 in quantitative reasoning, 153 in verbal reasoning, and analytical writing of 4.0, and a TOEFL score of 577/90 (paper based/internet based test), or a minimum IELTS score of 6.

Admissions Requirements
Below is a list of the materials you will need to submit for the PhD in Architecture program. The Admissions Committee will not review applications until all of the required materials have been received.  

Online application
$100 non-refundable application fee
Original official transcripts
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
2 letters of recommendation
Portfolio - electronic copy only
Sample of Academic Writing
Statement of Purpose (Professional Statement)
Curriculum Vitae
English Proficiency Requirement (International students only)
PhD Guidelines

Applications for Fall 2021 admission to the PhD in Architecture program are due by December 31, 2020. You are strongly encouraged to contact the Director of the PhD program, Professor Michelangelo Sabatino at, regarding your interest in candidacy.

For more information, please visit our Graduate Admissions page.