12 months
29628 USD/year
29628 USD/year
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The Master of High Performance Buildings degree—offered jointly by the College of Architecture and Armour College of Engineering’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology—is a post-professional program for individuals seeking the skills necessary to create design-driven, technologically innovative sustainable buildings.


From new construction to energy-efficient retrofits, the program emphasizes mastery of cutting-edge building technologies in a hands-on setting, as well as an integrated approach to design practice that seamlessly blends building science, energy efficiency, and advanced l systems integration to reduce the environmental impacts of buildings.

Program Overview

The Master of High Performance Buildings degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the theories, methods, and technologies necessary to create energy-efficient, healthy, and sustainable buildings.

Career Opportunities

The Master of High Performance Buildings degree will prepare students for specialized roles in the architecture and building industry, such as:
  • Green building professional
  • Building performance specialist
  • Building energy analyst

Programme Structure

  • The Master of High Performance Buildings degree is a 30-credit, one-year program, although there is flexibility for working professionals who wish to complete the degree program while working full time.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete before the start of the term, a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree or a Master of Science in Engineering degree from an accredited educational institution with at least a B average (GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent). Additionally, applicants must have a minimum GRE 292 quantitative score and a score of at least 2.5 in analytical writing.

Tuition Fee

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    29628 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29628 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29628 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29628 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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