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Lewis College of Human Sciences

IIT Lewis College of Human Sciences has graduate programs in Humanities and Psychology. The College challenges graduate students to think critically about our complex world, and address compelling human problems with a focus on technological innovation, while still maintaining the free spirit and broad perspectives traditionally reserved for the liberal arts.

Our graduate programs will offer you dynamic and relevant research opportunities while you hone your expertise within a specific discipline. With a background in scientific thinking and evidence-based application, you will become what today’s employers are seeking: a smart problem solver. Knowing how to apply what you have learned to real-world situations will make you more marketable in your job search and more influential in your career.

At IIT, you’ll have the advantage of studying alongside engineers, architects, lawyers, scientists, and business people, broadening your worldview and strengthening your interdisciplinary skills.

Humanities Degree Programs

M.S. in Technical Communication and Information Architecture
M.S. in Technology and Humanities
Ph.D. in Technology and Humanities
Certificate in Instructional Design
Certificate in Technical Communication

Psychology Degree Programs

M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology 
M.S. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology
Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling Education
Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Certificate in Rehabilitation Engineering Technology


Lewis College graduate faculty is dedicated to bridging the gap between theory and application. Many have worked in private practice or within public fields and have ties to hundreds of organizations within Chicago and around the world. They are working on topics that have local, national, and global significance, such as:

  • Statistics and measurement, employee recruitment, and organizational safety and health; the role of emotions in learning, with applications to automated tutoring systems (Ronald Landis)
  • People’s expectations and reactions to rehabilitation engineering and implant technology; preparing for the first human trial of an intracortical visual prosthesis (Frank Lane)
  • Interventions that leverage technology to promote healthier choices (e.g., physical activity, healthy eating, etc.) (Arlen Moller)
  • Science and technology policy, international relations, the global political economy, and comparative politics; policy and relations in Korea and Taiwan (Matthew Shapiro)
  • History of the philosophy of science; history of the development of scientific methods; and the philosophical assumptions that guide scientific research (Warren Schmaus)
  • Right-wing women in Latin America and the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party (Margaret Power)
  • Women in the history of computing; gender and sexuality in technology; underrepresentation and structural discrimination in high technology fields (Marie Hicks)
  • Engineering ethics; theory of punishment; whistleblowing; and conflict of interest (Michael Davis)
  • Cultural and industrial history of video and computer games; the design of serious and learning games (Carly Kocurek)

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