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Special Programs

IIT offers many special programs to supplement your undergraduate degree of study, including opportunities to take classes at nearby colleges, to get a head start on advanced degrees, participate in Reserve Officer Training Corps programs, or to be funded for special research projects while pursuing a degree at IIT.

Most special programs require supplemental applications, supporting materials and separate application deadlines.

See the individual program page links below for more details and requirements.

Co-terminal Degree Programs

Co-terminal degree programs allow currently enrolled IIT undergraduate students to complete both a bachelor's and master's degree in as few as five years.

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Pre-Medicine Program

The Pre-Medicine program lets students pursue their undergraduate degree program while completing coursework they will need to apply and succeed in medical school.

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Pre-Optometry Program

The Pre-Optometry Program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology from IIT and a Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) from Illinois College of Optometry (ICO), located just east of Main Campus.

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Classes at VanderCook College of Music and Shimer College

These two colleges reside on IIT’s Main Campus.  They may be independent from IIT, but students can take courses as these schools for a reduced tuition rate, and many of their students live in IIT’s residence halls.

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Preparatory Joint Engineering Program with UIC and CSU

This program is a consortium among Chicago State University's (CSU) Office of Engineering Studies, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and IIT.

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Reserve Officer Training Corps Program

ROTC is a four-year program designed to develop your leadership skills, provide you with valuable real-world tools, and help you grow both mentally and physically.

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