The Department has different major and minor fields of study. The fields are independent of traditional college or department divisions and they may draw faculty from different departments and related disciplines in accordance with scholarly interests. This structure allows graduate students to take full advantage of IIT 's unique interdisciplinary environment and enables students to pursue an individualized plan of study.
The field of chemical engineering offers advanced degree programs to prepare its students for research and technical careers in industry academia and government. The program strikes a balance between the science of chemical engineering and its implementation through synthesis -- a blend that provides a strong base in the discipline's fundamentals while developing in its students the skills to apply these fundamentals to significant engineering problems.
Graduate students in chemical engineering may study either for the Dual Degree Masters or the Doctor of Philosophy.