Illinois Tech 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 Illinois Tech.
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/accelerated master's degree programs allow currently enrolled Illinois Tech undergraduate students to complete both a bachelor's and master's degree in as few as five years.
Elevate is a hub that connects Illinois Tech students with hundreds of experiential learning opportunities—ranging from summer research to study abroad—offered at the university and beyond.
The Pre-Health Programs allow students pursue their undergraduate degree program while completing coursework they will need to apply and succeed in medical school.
The Pre-Optometry Program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Illinois Tech and a Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) from Illinois College of Optometry (ICO), located just east of Main Campus.
Classes at VanderCook College of Music
VanderCook College of Music resides on Illinois Tech’s Main Campus. It may be independent from Illinois Tech, but students can take courses for a reduced tuition rate, and many of their students live in Illinois Tech’s residence halls.
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 Illinois Tech.
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.