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North Central College-Illinois Tech Partnership

Partnership with Illinois Institute of Technology

North Central College is proud to partner with the Illinois Institute of Technology to provide a seamless and accelerated pathway for North Central undergraduate students seeking admission into graduate master’s degree programs at Illinois Tech’s Armour College of Engineering.

Specialty engineering degree options include:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • And many more!
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Take Courses at Illinois Tech and Earn Credits Toward Your Bachelor’s Degree

Prospective applicants can take upper-level and graduate courses at Illinois Tech while enrolled at North Central, providing expanded elective opportunities for North Central students.

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Accelerated Path to Engineering Master’s Degree at Illinois Tech

As part of Illinois Tech’s Accelerated Master’s Admission (AMA) program, North Central undergraduate students who complete undergraduate and/or graduate coursework at Illinois Tech may satisfy some requirements of master’s degree programs at Armour College of Engineering. This provides a path for students to receive a bachelor’s from North Central and a master’s from Illinois Tech in as few as five years.

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Dedicated Support from Illinois Tech Admission Counselors

Prospective applicants at North Central will have the opportunity to consult with Illinois Tech’s Office of Graduate Admission for advice on preparing applications and meeting requirements for various Illinois Tech graduate degrees.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the accelerated master’s admission program at Illinois Tech, North Central students must:

  1. Apply to participate in Illinois Tech’s Accelerated Master’s Admissions (AMA) program by the August 1 fall semester deadline or the December 1 spring semester deadline
  2. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application and must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in each semester until graduation from North Central or through their final term at North Central
  3. Earn a GPA of 2.8 or higher for all courses taken at Illinois Tech as part of this program
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Illinois Tech will waive the application fee for North Central students and provide a one-time scholarship offer of $17,500 to admitted applicants.


    Frank Harwath, PhD                                                     
    Professor of Engineering
    Chairperson M&E Engineering Dept.

    Frank Harwath

    Explore Engineering at North Central College

    There is a call for engineers - and leaders in all fields - who are trained in more than just the technical. Their knowledge and skills are connected to their understanding of humanity, from the audiences they serve to the world in which they live. 

    NCC students in engineering lab