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Office of the

Dean for Graduate Education

2016 Graduate Admissions


1 Introduction
2 Admissions Procedures
Requirements and Tests
3 Degree Information
3 Department Structure
4  Departmental Information
The Campus
Information for
International Students

Graduate Admissions
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Office of the Dean for Graduate Education
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 35-332
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
617-324-6730 | mitgrad@mit.edu
Introduction
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
is an academic community devoted
to undergraduate education, graduate
education, and research. We have fostered
graduate study and research and awarded
advanced degrees since 1872.
MIT has been a consistent national
leader in the number of masters and
doctoral degrees awarded, and ranks
highly in the number of doctorates
granted in the physical sciences, biological
sciences, economics, and mathematics.
In addition, other graduate programs in
the social sciences and humanities,
management, architecture, and urban
studies and planning have gained
significant prominence.
Approximately 6,000 graduate students are
currently enrolled in degree programs.
About 2,000 students enter graduate
programs each year with baccalaureate
degrees from nearly 250 American colleges
and universities, and some 60 foreign
countries. More than 190 foreign
universities are typically represented. Total
applications average about 24,000 per year.
MITs long tradition of making
contributions to knowledge has resulted
in extensive resources for graduate study.
Graduate students play central roles in
all of the Institutes wide-ranging research
activities, making a vital contribution to
the educational experience of students,
faculty and to the success of the research
itself.

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Admissions Procedures
Requirements
Standardized Tests
At MIT, a regular graduate student is
one who is registered for a program of Only official GRE, TOEFL or IELTS score reports are accepted. The MIT
advanced study and research leading to a reporting code is 3514. Departmental codes, where available, are listed with
post-baccalaureate degree. A regular departmental information beginning on page 4 of this booklet.
graduate student may concurrently hold
an appointment as a research assistant, Graduate Record Examination
teaching assistant, or instructor. Most MIT departments require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test
To be admitted as a regular graduate and an appropriate Subject Test. Please check the departmental listings beginning on
student, an applicant must have earned page 4 of this booklet for information on the department to which you intend to apply.
a bachelors degree or its equivalent from The fee for the GRE ranges approximately from $160 to $190 US.
a college, university, or technical school of The General Test is offered only on the computer in the US and in most locations
acceptable standing. Students in their final around the world. The computer-based GRE General Test is available year round, and
year of undergraduate study may be appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to maximize
admitted on the condition that their your chances of scheduling your preferred test date and time. To register for the GRE
bachelors degrees are awarded before they General Test call 1-800-GRE-CALL (800-473-2255) or visit www.ets.org/gre.
enroll at MIT.
Applicants are evaluated by the individual
department in which they intend to register International English Language Testing System
on the basis of their prior performance and IELTS exam measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills
professional promise, as evidenced by their listening, reading, writing, and speaking for people who intend to study or work
academic records, letters of evaluation from where English is the language of communication. Most departments now require this
individuals familiar with their capabilities, test. Please check the departmental listings beginning on page 4 of this booklet for
and any other pertinent data they submit. information on the department to which you intend to apply.
While high academic achievement does not
guarantee admission, MIT expects such To register for a test, visit http://www.ielts.org.
achievement or other persuasive evidence of
professional promise.
Specific admission requirements vary by Test of English as a Foreign Language
department; please consult the catalogue Students whose native language is not English may take the Test of English as a
and department or program website for the Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 577 (233 for computer-based; 90
requirements of individual departments. In for internet-based) is required for visa certification. Many departments have higher
general, most departments require score requirements. See departmental information beginning on page 4 of this book-
significant work in mathematics and the let. The fee for the TOEFL ranges approximately from $150 to $225 US.
physical sciences in addition to preparation To register, visit http://www.toefl.org/.
in a specific fi ld of interest, but some admit
students with as little as one year each of
college-level mathematics and physical Test deadlines vary by department. Please check with the department to which you
science. Students with minor defi iencies in are applying for their specific deadlines.
preparation may be admitted, but they must
make up prerequisite general or professional
subjects before proceeding.
Notification of admission for September
is usually sent to applicants before April 1.
Most departments inform applicants for
January/February and June admission as
soon as the review of their applications
is complete. For detailed information on
how to apply, please see page 23.

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Degree Information Structure
Degrees Offered Doctoral Degrees Department Affiliation
A doctoral degree requires the satisfactory
MIT grants the following degrees: All graduate students, whether or
completion of an approved program of
Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D. not they are participating in an
advanced study and original research of high
Doctor of Science, Sc.D. interdepartmental program, must have a
quality. The Ph.D. and Sc.D. degrees are
Engineers Degree primary affiliation with and be registered in
awarded, interchangeably, by all departments
(in engineering departments only) a single department. Every applicant
in the schools of engineering and science
Master of Architecture, M.Arch. accepted by MIT is admitted through one
(except Biology and Brain and Cognitive
Master of Business Administration, M.B.A. of the graduate departments. In virtually
Sciences) and in the fields of medical
Master in City Planning, M.C.P. all cases, financial aid is arranged through
engineering and medical physics. The Ph.D.
Master of Engineering, M.Eng. individual departments, and a student is
degree is awarded in the departments of
Master of Finance, M.Fin. awarded a degree only upon the
Architecture, Biology, Economics, Linguistics,
Master of Science, S.M. recommendation of his or her specifi
Management, Operations Research, Philosophy,
department.
Political Science, Brain and Cognitive Sciences,
General Requirements
History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology
The masters degree generally requires a and Society (HASTS), Media Arts and Sciences,
minimum of one academic year of study, and Urban Studies and Planning. Admission to
Interdepartmental
the engineers degree two years, and the MIT for the masters degree does not necessarily
Programs
doctoral degree three or more years beyond imply an automatic commitment by MIT MIT has a number of established
a baccalaureate degree in the same field. beyond that level of study. A few departments interdepartmental programs, and there are
require a doctoral candidate to take a minor many more opportunities for students to
Residency program outside the principal field. Language arrange interdepartmental programs with
All MIT graduate degree programs have requirements vary, and some departments interested faculty members. Current
residency requirements, which reflect require a thorough knowledge of one relevant programs include:
academic terms (excluding summer). foreign language or a reading knowledge of two.
Biomedical Engineering
Minimum residency requirements are:
Computation for Design
Academic and Optimization
Degree terms required Computational and Systems Biology
Ph.D. 4 Economics and Urban Studies
Sc.D. 4 Health Sciences and Technology
M.Arch. 7 Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
S.M.Arch.S. 4 Leaders for Global Operations
M.B.A. 3 Medical Engineering Medical Physics
M.C.P. 3 Microbiology
Engineers Degree 2 MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic
M.Eng. 1 Institution (WHOI), Joint Program in
S.M. 1 Oceanography
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Operations Research
Thesis Program in Polymers and Soft Matter
All degree requirements include completion Real Estate Development
of an acceptable thesis prepared in Technology and Policy Program
residence at MIT, unless special permission Transportation
is granted for part of the thesis work to be
accomplished elsewhere.

Engineers Degree
In the School of Engineering, students may
be awarded the engineers degree. This
program provides a higher level of
professional competence than is required by
the program leading to the masters degree,
but less emphasis is placed on creative
research than in the doctoral program.

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Department Information
77 Massachusetts Ave., Rm. 7-337;
Cambridge, MA 02139. Any discrepancy
between the scanned transcripts and
official transcripts may result in a
rejection or withdrawal of our admission
offer. Applicants should NOT send any
Aeronautics and Architecture, Course IV supplemental material with their
Astronautics, Course XVI Room: 7-337 applications.
Room: 33-202 Phone: (617) 715-4490 3) Some degree programs require a
Phone: (617) 253-0043 Fax: (617) 253-8993 portfolio of design work and/or writing
email: aagradinfo@mit.edu email: arch@mit.edu sample (maximum 30 pages). Applicants
http://aeroastro.mit.edu http://architecture.mit.edu/ should follow instructions detailed on the
Types of degrees offered: Types of degrees offered: Architecture website under the degree
S.M., Ph.D., Sc.D., M.Arch., S.M.A.C.T., S.M.B.T., program of their interest.
Leaders for Global Operations - SM/MBA S.M.Arch.S., Ph.D.
Term students can be admitted: Term students can be admitted: Biological Engineering (BE),
September September Course XX
June (Leaders for Global Operations only) Application deadline:
Application deadline: Room: 16-267
December 31 (for September admission)
December 15 (must be completed by) Phone: (617) 253-1712
Tests required: Fax: (617) 253-5208
Tests required: IELTS: Preferred over TOEFL email: be-acad@mit.edu
IELTS: Minimum score required: 7 Minimum score required: 7 http://be.mit.edu
TOEFL: Minimum score required: 600 (7.5 for PhD candidates in
(250 for computer-based; 100 for internet-based) Types of degrees offered:
History, Theory, and Criticism) M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering
TOEFL waiver accepted: No
TOEFL: Minimum scores required: (for MIT undergraduates only)
110 (iBT) or 650 (PBT) for Ph.D. candidates S.M. in Molecular and Systems Toxicology
GRE: general test required
in History, Theory, and Criticism; (for MIT undergraduates only)
Department code: 1601
110 (iBT) or 650 (PBT) for all other programs S.M. in Biological Engineering
Areas of research offered:
(Leaders for Global Operations only)
Aerospace Computational Engineering
Air-Breathing Propulsion Ph.D., Sc.D. in Biological Engineering
TOEFL waiver accepted: No
Aircraft Systems Engineering Department code: 12 Terms students can be admitted:
Air Transportation Systems GRE: Yes (M.Arch, S.M.B.T., Ph.D. September
Autonomous Systems in Building Technology, and Ph.D. June (Leaders for Global Operations only)
Communications and Networks applicants in History, Theory, and Criticism) Application deadline:
Controls Department code: 4401 December 15
Humans in Aerospace
Materials and Structures Areas of research offered: Tests required:
Space Propulsion Architectural Design (S.M.Arch.S) IELTS: Minimum score required: 7
Space Systems Architecture and Urbanism (S.M.Arch.S.) GRE: General test required
Art, Culture and Technology (S.M.) Department code: 1603
Our students have participated in
Building Technology (S.M., S.M.Arch.S., Ph.D.) Return applications to:
interdisciplinary study with the
Design and Computation (S.M.Arch.S. BE, Room 16-267
following programs:
and Ph.D.)
Biomedical Engineering Areas of Research offered for the
Computation for Design and Optimization History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture
Ph.D. Degree:
Flight Transportation (S.M.Arch.S. and Ph.D.)
Biological Imaging
Leaders for Global Operations History, Theory, and Criticism of Art (Ph.D.)
Biomaterials
Technology and Policy Program Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
Biomechanics
System Design and Management (S.M.Arch.S.)
Biomolecular Engineering
For a complete list of programs, see MIT Special instructions: Biophysics
Centers, Labs and Programs. 1) All applicants must use the Architecture Carcinogenesis
Special instructions: specific online application, which is on Computational Modeling
All applicants must use the AeroAstro the MIT Graduate Admissions web site. Drug Delivery
specific online application which is on the 2) A scanned PDF of an original transcript Drug Metabolism
MIT Graduate Admissions website. Paper (or English translation) from each Energy
applications will not be accepted. university should be uploaded in the Infectious Disease
application. Only those applicants who Microbial Pathogenesis
are accepted for admission will be
required to send a hard copy of an
official, sealed transcript (with English
translation) from each school attended,
to: Architecture Graduate Admissions;

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Upload one copy each of transcript(s) from all
Microbial Systems Structural Biology and Biophysics universities you have attended. If youre
Nanoscale Engineering admitted to the department, well require you
Neurobiological Systems MIT-WHOI, Joint Program in Oceanography, to have an official copy of your transcript(s)
Omics Course VII-W sent to us from the universitys registrar. Your
Pharmacology Biological Oceanography transcript will be verified upon receipt and any
Synthetic Biology Ecology and Evolution discrepancy between the transcript you
Systems Biology Marine Biology uploaded and the official transcript will result
Tissue Engineering Marine Toxicology in a withdrawal of our offer of admission.
Toxicology Microbiology
Molecular Ecology Areas of research offered:
Transport Phenomena
Special instructions: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Biology requires ALL applicants to use the Cognitive Science
Special instructions:
online application which is on the MIT Computation
Applicants are required to complete the
Graduate Admissions website and the Biology Systems Neuroscience
Record of Courses Taken in Preparation for
Graduate Study form. Please complete the Department website. Applicants should Special instructions:
section for courses most relevant to this not send published papers, theses, writing Brain and Cognitive sciences requires ALL
graduate program and the additional courses samples or other supplemental material with applicants to use the online application which
section. Group courses by subject area, and their application. All recommenders must is on the MIT Graduate Admissions website.
complete each column. submit online. Applicants to the Department Applicants should not send published papers,
of Biology do not need to complete the theses, writing samples or other supplemental
Financial Statement form. Applicants to material with their application.
the MIT-WHOI joint program should see Applicants are required to complete the
MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography Record of Courses Taken in Preparation
Biology, Course VII section on page 15 for instructions on for Graduate Study form. Please complete
Room: 68-120 application deadline, where to return the section for courses most relevant to this
Phone: (617) 253-3717 application, and for all other information. graduate program. The additional courses
Fax: (617) 258-9329 Applicants are NOT required to complete the section is not required. Group courses by
email: gradbio@mit.edu Record of Courses Taken in Preparation for subject area, and complete each column.
http://web.mit.edu/biology/www/graduate Graduate Study form.
Type of degree offered: Center for Real Estate (CRE)
Ph.D. Room: 9-343
Term students can be admitted: Brain and Cognitive Phone: (617) 253-4373
September Sciences, Course IX Fax: (617) 258-6991
Application deadline: email: mit-msred_admissions@mit.edu
Room: 46-2005Q
December 1 https://gradapply.mit.edu/mitcre.mit/cre
Phone: (617) 253-7403
Tests required: Fax: (617) 253-9767 Type of degree offered:
IELTS: Minimum score required: 6.5 email: bcs-admissions@mit.edu S.M.
TOEFL: Minimum score required: 577 http://bcs.mit.edu Term students can be admitted:
(233 for computer-based) Type of degree offered: September
TOEFL may be waived by department Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Application deadline:
Department code: 35 Ph.D. in Neuroscience January 15
GRE: general test only
Term students can be admitted: Tests required:
Department code: 0203
September IELTS: Minimum score required: 7.5
Mailing Address for transcripts:
Application deadline: TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
December 1 TOEFL waiver accepted: No
Biology Education Offic
School code: 3514
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 68-120 Tests required:
Department code: 99
Cambridge, MA 02139 IELTS: Minimum score required: 7
GRE: Yes School code: 3514
Areas of research offered: TOEFL: Minimum score required: 577
Department code: 4409
Biochemistry (233 for computer-based; 90 for iBT)
GMAT: Yes Department code: X5X-W6-19
Bioengineering IELTS or TOEFL may be waived by
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology department; make request by sending email to Mailing address for Transcripts: MSRED
Cancer Biology bcs-admissions@mit.edu. Program Admissions, 77 Mass. Ave. Building
Cell Biology Department code: 58 9-343, Cambridge, MA 02139
Developmental Biology GRE: general test only Applicants to MIT/CRE Program should
Genetics Department codes: download additional application instructions/
Human Genetics 0213 (Neurosciences) materials at:
Immunology 2002 (Cognitive Psychology) http://mitcre.mit.edu/masters-program/
Microbiology admissions/application
MCAT: Only allowed for Harvard MD/PhD
Molecular Medicine and Human Diseases Online application is required.
Neurobiology Mailing address for Ttranscripts:
GRE or GMAT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
Physiology Massachusetts Institute of Technology
must be received by January 15.
Plant Molecular Biology Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
77 Massachusetts Ave, Building 46-2005Q (continued)
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 5
Applicants are NOT required to complete the
Record of Courses Taken in Preparation for Chemical Engineering Civil and Environmental
Graduate Study form. Practice, Course X-A Engineering, Course I
Room: 66-366 Room: 1-290
Phone: (617) 253-4577 Phone: (617) 253-7119
Chemical Engineering, Fax: (617) 253-9695 email: cee-admissions@mit.edu
Course X email: chemegrad@mit.edu http://cee.mit.edu/graduate/admissions
http://web.mit.edu/cheme/graduate/practice/ Types of degrees offered:
Room: 66-366 Types of degrees offered: M.Eng., M.S.T., S.M., Civil Engineers Degree,
Phone: (617) 253-4577 S.M., Ph.D.C.E.P. (September admission only) Ph.D., Sc.D.
Fax: (617) 253-9695
email: chemegrad@mit.edu Terms students can be admitted:
September
http://web.mit.edu/cheme/
Chemistry, Course V June (Leaders for Global Operations)
Types of degrees offered:
Room: 6-205 Application deadline:
S.M., Ph.D., Sc.D.
Phone: (617) 253-1851 December 15
Terms students can be admitted: Fax: (617) 258-0241 Tests required:
September email: chemgradeducation@mit.edu GRE: general test only
Application deadline: http://chemistry.mit.edu/ Department codes: 1102 or 1103
December 1 Type of degree offered: One of the two exams below is required for most
Tests required: Ph.D. non-native English speakers. Check department
Chemical Engineering requires IELTS or Term students can be admitted: instructions for specific requirements.
TOEFL score reports for any candidate September IELTS: Minimum score required: 7
whose native language is not English. This TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100 internet-
requirement is waived if the candidate has Application deadline:
December 15 based (250 for computer-based; 577 for paper-
or will earn a BS degree at a US university. based)
IELTS: Minimum score required: 7 Tests required: Department code: 65 or 46
TOEFL: Minimum score required: 600 (250 IELTS: Preferred
for computer-based; 100 for internet- Minimum score required: 7 Return applications to: Department of Civil
based) TOEFL: Minimum score required: 600 and Environmental Engineering, Room 1-290
IELTS or TOEFL will not be waived by the (250 for computer-based) Areas of research offered:
Department. IELTS or TOEFL may be waived S.M./Ph.D Programs
GRE: general test required; subject test in by department
Environmental Science & Engineering
Chemistry or Engineering optional Department code: 62
Environmental Chemistry
Department code: 1001 GRE: general test required;
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Areas of research offered: subject test recommended
Environmental Microbiology
Biochemical Engineering Department code: 0301
Hydrology and
Biomedical Engineering Areas of research offered:
Hydroclimatology
Biotechnology Biological Chemistry
Mechanics
Catalysis and Chemical Kinetics Bio-Organic Chemistry
Geotechnical Engineering
Colloid Science and Separations Inorganic Chemistry
Geomechanics
Energy Engineering Materials
Mechanics of Materials
Environmental Engineering Organic Chemistry
Structures
Materials Physical Chemistry
M.S.T.
Microchemical Systems, Microfluidic Theory
Interdepartmental Program in Transportation
Nanotechnology Special instructions: Joint Programs
Polymers All applicants must use the online application Leaders for Global Operations
Process Systems Engineering specific to the Department of Chemistry. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
PPSM: Program in Polymers and Soft Matter This application is available on the MIT
Thermodynamics, Statistical Graduate Admissions website and the
Academic Records (Transcripts):
Mechanics and Molecular Simulation Department of Chemistry website.
Transport Processes The chemistry department encourages that, if A PDF copy of an original transcript (in
possible, you mention in your Statement of Enlish) from each university should be
Special instructions:
Objectives essay, specific faculty whose uploaded to the application portal. Only
All applicants must use the Chemical
research is of interest to you. admitted students will be asked to send an
Engineering specifi online application. Visit
Applicants are required to complete the Record of original transcript to:
http://web.mit.edu/cheme/academics/grad/
applytogradschool.html for further instructions. Courses Taken in Preparation for Graduate Study Civil & Environmental Engineering
form. Please list science and mathematics courses Admissions
only. Group courses by subject area, and complete 77 Massachusetts Ave. Room 1-290
only the columns for course name, academic year, Cambridge, MA 02139
and official grade.
Only official transcripts will be accepted by mail.
No other materials will be accepted. An official
copy of your transcript should be mailed to:
Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room
6 6-205, Cambridge, MA 02139.
Official transcripts should be mailed to:
Special instructions: CSB Ph.D. Program, Room 68-230a MIT, 77
Computation for Design Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
Applicants are expected to use the online
application at https://gradapply.mit.edu/
and Optimization (CDO) Areas of research offered:
cee. CEEs application help page is Room: 35-329 Biological Design and Synthetic Biology
http://cee.mit.edu/graduate/online- Phone: (617) 253-3725 Cancer Biology
application-help. Applicants should NOT email: cdo_info@mit.edu Cell and Tissue Engineering
send any supplemental materials. http://cce.mit.edu/cdo Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Functional Genomics
Type of degree offered:
Gene and Protein Networks
S.M.
Term students can be admitted: Genomics and Proteomics
September Imaging and Image Informatics
Comparative Media Studies Instrumentation Engineering
(CMS) Application deadline: Molecular Biophysics
Room: 14N-338 January 11 Nanobiology and Microsystems
Phone: (617) 253-6668 Tests required: Neurosystems Biology
Fax: (617) 253-6910 GRE: general test required; Predictive Toxicology and Metabolic
email: cms-admissions@mit.edu International Students: Engineering
http://cmsw.mit.edu/education/ Applicants from non-English speaking Special instructions:
comparative-media-studies/ countries are required to take the IELTS. CDO no
masters/how-to-apply/ Applicants should apply online at: https://
longer accepts the TOEFL exam. A waiver may be
Type of degree offered: gradapply.mit.edu/csb/apply/login/
considered only under special circumstances.
S.M. Special instructions: The Subjects Taken Page is optional only if
Term students can be admitted: All applicants are required to use the unique you have attached a pdf of your transcript.
September CDO online application on the MIT Graduate Attaching your transcript is strongly preferred
Application deadline: Admissions website, http://web.mit.edu/ for the completion of your application. If
January 1 admissions/graduate/how_to_apply/. The no transcript has been attached, this page
application will be activated in September. All must be filled in to complete your application
Tests required: and you must follow up with an official
GRE: general test required supporting materials, including transcripts,
should be uploaded to the electronic transcript sent to the address indicated on the
Department code: 4505 Overview/Help page. Please complete the
application. Official transcripts are only
International students: required upon acceptance and will be requested subjects taken in the following order: Biology,
IELTS: Minimum score required: 7 at a later date. Chemistry, Physics, Math, Engineering/Other
CMS does not accept the TOEFL exam. Sciences. All other sections are required
Mailing address:
Special instructions: CDO Administrator, Room 35-329
Applicants are expected to use the online MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue Computational Science and
application. All additional materials should be Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 Engineering (CSE)
uploaded to the electronic application. Original
transcripts are only required upon acceptance Room: 35-332
and should be mailed to: Comparative Media Phone: (617) 253-3725
Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computational and email: cse_info@mit.edu
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 14N-338 Systems Biology (CSB) http://computationalengineering.mit.edu/cse
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 Room: 68-230a Types of degrees offered:
Writing samples are required from all applicants Phone: (617)324-4144 Ph.D.
and should consist of an academic research Fax: (617) 253-8699 Terms students can be admitted:
paper or one chapter of a longer project. Non- email: csbphd@mit.edu September
academic writing, such as journalistic pieces, http://csbi.mit.edu Application deadline:
does not qualify as a writing sample. Type of degree offered: Ph.D. December 15
If the context is not clear, please provide a brief Tests required:
description. If the work represents a Term students can be admitted:
GRE: general test required;
collaboration, please explain. Writing samples September
IELTS: Minimum score required: 7
must be submitted electronically. Application deadline: Joint Departments:
December 1 Aeronautics and Astronautics
Applicants are required to complete the Record
Tests required: Chemical Engineering
of Courses Taken in Preparation for Graduate
Study form. Please list all courses that are IELTS: Strongly preferred, Minimum score Civil and Environmental Engineering
relevant to Comparative Media Studies. Group required: 6 Mechanical Engineering
courses by subject area, and complete each Most typical successful applicants will have a score Nuclear Science & Engineering
column except the one that asks for textbooks of 7 or higher. To have IELTS results reported, Special Instructions:
used in each course. indicate CSB Graduate Program, MIT on your Most departments require the completion of
IELTS test application. No code or address is an SM degree before admission to the PhD
Applicants who wish to be considered for needed. program is granted. As a result, applicants to
financial aid should identify at least one research TOEFL: Minimum score required: 600 (250 those departments holding a Bachelor's
group suitable to their background, academic for computer-based; 95 for iBT) degree will be considered for admission to the
interests, and research goals. http://
GRE: general test required, subject test optional SM program of the participating department
cmsw.mit.edu/research-groups/
Department code: 5101 Interdisciplinary with an ultimate degree objective of PhD in
Programs CSE.
(continued) 7
Do not try to convert your university grading
Earth, Atmospheric, and Electrical Engineering and
scale or GPA to MITs scale. Enter the
Planetary Sciences, grades/GPA as granted by your school. Computer Science,
Course XII Course VI
Academic Records (Transcripts):
Room: 54-912 Room: 38-444
An original copy of your transcript from each
Phone: (617) 253-3381 Phone: (617) 253-4603
college or university, translated into English,
Fax: (617) 253-8298 Fax: (617) 258-7354
should be uploaded as an attachment in PDF
email: eapsinfo@mit.edu email: grad-ap@eecs.mit.edu
format to your application. No other
http://eapsweb.mit.edu http://www.eecs.mit.edu
attachments will be accepted. Hard copies
Types of degrees offered: sent via post by an applicant will not be Types of degrees offered:
S.M., Ph.D., Sc.D. accepted. Only those applicants who are M.Eng. (for MIT Undergraduates only), S.M.,
Terms students can be admitted: accepted for admission will be required to Engineers Degree, Ph.D., Sc.D.
February (contact department), submit a hard copy of their transcripts. Any Leaders for Global Operations Program:
June (Students admitted for September may start in discrepancy between the scanned transcripts S.M. from E.E.C.S. and M.B.A/S.M.
June.) and off cial transcripts may result in a rejection from Sloan
September (Please note that September is our main or withdrawal of our admission offer.
Terms students can be admitted:
admissions period.) September (For Regular Admission)
Application deadlines: June (Leaders for Global Operations)
November 1 (for February admission) Economics, Course XIV
Application deadline:
January 5 (for June and September admission) Room: E19-717 December 15
Tests required: Phone: (617) 253-8787 Tests required:
IELTS: Minimum score: 7 email: econ-admit@mit.edu IELTS: Preferred
TOEFL: Minimum score: 600 (250 for computer- http://economics.mit.edu/ Minimum score required: 7
based; 100 for internet-based) TOEFL TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100
Type of degree offered: Ph.D.
Department codes: 61 (Astronomy), 71 (Geology) (250 for computer-based)
IELTS/TOEFL may be waived by the department Term students can be admitted: September
TOEFL may be waived by department
for those students who will have completed a Application deadline: December 15 Department code: 78 (Computer Science)
four-year program of study conducted entirely in Tests required: 66 (Electrical Engineering)
English; make request in writing. IELTS: Minimum score required: 7 GRE: No (Except for LGO)
GRE: general test required for all applicants; subject
TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100 (iBT) Areas of research offered:
test required in either Chemistry or Physics for the
577 (PBT) TOEFL waiver granted under Artificial Intelligence
Planetary Science program.
special circumstances: See our admissions FAQ Bioelectrical Engineering
Department code: 0599
page for waiver guidelines. Circuit Design
Areas of research offered: Department code: 84 Communications
Atmospheric Science (dynamics, chemistry, GRE: general test required Computational Biology
and paleoclimate) Department code: 1801 Computer Graphics
Climate Physics and Chemistry Computer Networks
(biogeochemical cycles, physical Submit applications to:
Computer Systems and Architecture
oceanography, climate and paleoclimate) https://gradapply.mit.edu/economics Devices and Materials
Geobiology Special instructions: Electromagnetic Energy, Fields and Waves
Geochemistry Applicants must apply online. Paper Signal Processing
Geology applications will not be considered. Applicants Systems, Decision and Control
Geophysics are required to complete the Record of Courses Theoretical Computer Science
Planetary Sciences Taken in Preparation for Graduate Study form.
(asteroids, Extra-Solar planets, planetary Joint Programs:
Please list economics and mathematics courses Leaders for Global Operations
dynamics, planet history/paleomagnetism) only. Group courses by subject area, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Special instructions: complete each column. You may upload a
Applicants must apply online. Paper resume or CV electronically to your application. Special instructions:
applications will not be considered. Applicants Hard copies sent via post will not be accepted. Electrical Engineering and Computer
are required to complete the Subjects Taken Science requires ALL applicants to use the
Official copies of transcripts should be scanned
form. Include all science and mathematics on-line EECS Graduate Application site
and uploaded to your online application. When
courses, and group the courses by area [i.e. all which can be accessed from the MIT
necessary, please have records translated into
physics courses together, all chemistry courses Graduate Admissions website. The EECS
English. All applicants are required to send by
together, etc.]. Mathematics is considered an Graduate Application site will be activated
the application deadline, via post, an official,
important part of our program. Please list the in mid-September, is unique to EECS, and is
sealed transcript from each school attended.
group with your mathematics courses first. In not used by any other department. If you are
Any discrepancy between the scanned applying to joint programs and want EECS
some instances there will be other courses transcripts and official transcripts may result in
beyond the sciences that are relevant to your to be your collaborative department, or if you
a rejection or withdrawal of our admission are applying to a joint program and also want
application. If that is the case, please include offer. Upon request, mail transcripts to MIT
those courses, listing them at the end. to be considered for regular EECS Ph.D.
Department of Economics, 77 Massachusetts admission, you should use the online
Ave. Room E19-717, Cambridge, MA 02139. application. Applicants should not send
published papers or theses. The only paper
documents needed are your transcripts.
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Technology and Policy
Institute for Data, Program (TPP) Harvard-MIT Health
Systems, and Society Sciences and Technology
Room: E40-369
(ESD) Phone: (617) 258-7295
(HST)
Applicants should contact the program they email: tpp@mit.edu Room: E25-518
are applying to with their questions. http://web.mit.edu/tpp Phone: (617) 253-3609
http://idss.mit.edu/academics/ Term students can be admitted: Fax: (617) 253-6692
Types of degrees offered: September email: hst-phd-admissions@mit.edu
http://hst.mit.edu
Application deadline:
Technology and Policy Program December 15 Types of degrees offered:
S.M. in Technology and Policy (ESD-TPP) Medical Engineering and Medical Physics
Tests required:
IELTS: Minimum score required: 7.5 (MEMP): Ph.D., Sc.D.
Institute for Data, Systems, Please note that HSTs programs in Neuroimaging,
and Society (ESD) GRE: general test required. Strong candidates for the
and Bioastronautics fall within MEMP; candidates
http://idss.mit.edu/academics/ program typically score in the top 10 percent of
interested in these programs should apply to MEMP.
all three GRE areas (verbal, quantitative, and
Tests required: analytic writing). Term students can be admitted:
IELTS: Minimum score required: 7.5 September
GRE: general test required. Possible areas of research: Application deadline:
Aerospace Systems December 15
Minimum score required: Verbal: 157 (150 non- Assistive Technologies
native speakers), Quantitative: 159, Analytical Climate Tests required:
Writing: 4.0 Complex Socio-Technical System Analysis IELTS: Minimum score required: 7
Special instructions: Development Policy TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100 (iBT) or
Admitted applicants must also arrange for Energy -----600 (PBT) Department code: 99
official transcripts and test scores to be Environment GRE: General test required
sent to IDSS for verification purposes. Health Care, Pharmaceutical, and Service -----Department code: 0600
Industries HST requires IELTS or TOEFL score reports
Human-Systems Engineering for any candidate whose native language is not
***** Industries/Industrial Studies English. This requirement is waived if the
Information Technology, Information candidate attended a secondary school taught
Systems, Software Engineering in English and should be noted as such in
Innovation/Innovation Policy the Test Scores/Experience section. Other
International Relations waiver inquiries should send email.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Manufacturing (economics, materials, Academic Records (Transcripts):
environmental policy, strategy) A PDF copy of transcript (in English) from
Networks, Distributed Simulation Systems each university should be uploaded with the
Product and Process Design and application. Only candidates invited to
Development, Technical Innovation interview will be required to have official,
Risk and Safety Analysis original, sealed transcripts sent to us from
Space Reserved Risk Management/Decision Analysis their university's registrar.
Science and Technology Policy
for Further Social and Organizational Psychology/ Special Instructions:
Learning
Details about System Architecture, Systems Engineering
HST requires all applicants to use the online
application, see instructions below.
IDSS Program Transportation Systems Applications through MIT are required to
complete the Record of Courses Taken in
Special instructions: Preparation for Graduate Study form. Please
Applicants must apply online. Paper complete the section for courses most relevant
applications will not be considered. to this graduate program. Group courses by
subject area, and complete each column. All
The Technology & Policy Program (part of test scores and letters of recommendation
the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society) must be received no later than December 31
requires applicants to use the online TPP for an application to be considered complete.
Graduate Application site which can be
accessed from the MIT Graduate
Admissions website.
Applicants must also arrange for official
transcripts and test scores to be sent to TPP
***** for verification purposes.

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MEMP THROUGH MIT
Record of Courses Taken in Preparation for Civil and Environmental Engineering
Applicants should apply on-line at
Graduate Study form. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
https://gradapply.mit.edu/hst (recommended)
Mechanical Engineering
Please see http://web.mit.edu/hasts/
For detailed instructions, see Special instructions:
http://hst.mit.edu/academics/memp/ admissions for more information about
submitting your application. See the LGO website for specific application
admissions details: http://lgo.mit.edu/apply.
MEMP THROUGH HARVARD
Applicants should apply online at http:// Interdisciplinary Programs
www.gsas.harvard.edu/
prospective_students/ Health Sciences and Technology (HST),
admissions_overview.php Joint Program with Harvard
For detailed instructions, see MIT-WHOI, Joint Program in Oceanography
http://hst.mit.edu/academics/memp/ (S.M., Ph.D., Sc.D.) Linguistics and Philosophy,
admissions Leaders for Global Operations Course XXIV
(LGO) (dual degree M.B.A. & S.M. from
Sloan School of Management and School Room: 32-D808
of Engineering) Phone: (617) 253-4141
History, Anthropology, and Medical Engineering/Medical Physics Fax: (617) 253-5017
Science, Technology (MEMP) (Ph.D.) see HST email: lp-admissions@mit.edu
and Society (HASTS) Microbiology (MICRO) (Ph.D) http://web.mit.edu/linguistics/graduate/
Operations Research Center (ORC) admissions/
Room: E51-163 http://web.mit.edu/philos/philosophy/
(S.M., Ph.D.)
Phone: (617) 253-9759 admission. html
Program in Polymers and Soft Matter
email: hasts@mit.edu Type of degree offered: Ph.D.
(PPSM) (Ph.D.)
http://web.mit.edu/hasts/
Term students can be admitted:
Type of degree offered: September
Ph.D. in History, Anthropology, and Science,
Leaders for Global Application deadline:
Technology and Society (HASTS).
Operations Program January 2
Term students can be admitted:
The program awards a dual-degree MBA & SM Tests required:
September
in an engineering field. Applicants apply with The department of Linguistics and
Application deadline: Philosophy will accept TOEFL
December 15 one application, either through MIT Sloan's
application system or through the participating or the IELTS.
Tests required: TOEFL: Minimum score required: 90 (iBT)
IELTS: Minimum score required: 7 engineering department's application page.
Room: E40-315. (577 PBT)
TOEFL: Minimum score required: 90 iBT
Phone: (617) 253-1055
(233 for computer-based; 577 for paper-based) TOEFL may be waived by department
Fax: (617) 253-1462
IELTS or TOEFL may be waived Department codes: 04 (Linguistics)
email: lgo@mit.edu
by department. 20 (Philosophy)
http://lgo.mit.edu
GRE: general test required IELTS: Minimum score required: 6.5
Department code: 2703 Types of degrees offered:
All LGO students receive an S.M. from GRE: general test required for Philosophy Program
Special instructions: the School of Engineering and either an M.B.A. Department Code: 2804
Applicants to History, Anthropology, and or S.M. from the Sloan School of Management GRE not required for Lingusitics Program
Science, Technology and Society (HASTS) Areas of research offered:
Term students can be admitted: Linguistics
are required to submit a writing sample by June
uploading a PDF in the online application. Philosophy
Tests required: Special instructions:
There are no specific parameters in terms of
If applying through Sloan, the applicant may Applicants to the Department of Linguistics
content, but the length should not exceed that
submit either the GMAT or the GRE. If and Philosophy are required to submit a
of a chapter or article.
applying through the School of Engineering, writing sample as part of their application.
Transcripts should also be scanned and the applicant must submit the GRE. The Applicants to the Linguistics Program should
uploaded in the online application. When applicant should check with the specific include copies of one or more research
necessary, please have records translated engineering department to see if other tests papers or other written work relevant to
into English. If you cannot provide scanned are required. their application. These papers need not
documents you should send a notice Application deadline: necessarily be about linguistics, but they
to hasts@mit.edu stating the problem. December 15 (Regardless of engineering department should demonstrate an applicants ability to
Applicants who are advanced to the next deadline) pursue serious scholarly inquiry. Submitting
stage of our admissions process will be more than one piece of work is especially
Areas of research offered: appropriate for applicants with research
required to provide an official, sealed
Manufacturing, operations, high-tech management, experience in multiple relevant areas. Papers,
transcript from each school attended.
systems engineering. research reports, theses, or insightful solutions
Applicants are NOT required to complete the Aeronautics and Astronautics to problem sets are all helpful in assessing
Biological Engineering an application. At least one of the writing
Chemical Engineering samples should be written in English, but
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also be reviewed. Please try to limit your
writing sample to a maximum of 100 pages Materials Science and Mathematics, Course XVIII
in total (less is fully acceptable). If this is Engineering, Course III Room: E18-366
impossible (for example, because you wish to
include a lengthy undergraduate thesis), please Room: 6-107 Phone: (617) 452-2007
indicate particular sections that you consider Phone: (617) 253-3855 Fax: (617) 253-4358
especially interesting or representative. email: dmse-admissions@mit.edu email: gradofc@math.mit.edu
Sample research summary (maximum length: http://www-dmse.mit.edu/ http://www-math.mit.edu/grad/
3 pages): In addition to the information Types of degrees offered: Type of degree offered:
about your goals and accomplishments that S.M., Engineers Degree, Ph.D., Sc.D. Ph.D.
we can learn from your statement of purpose Term students can be admitted:
Terms students can be admitted:
and writing sample, the Linguistics Program September
September
would like to learn more about how you
approach scientific questions and puzzles. To Application deadline:
this end, your application should also include Application deadline: December 15 (must be received by)
a short summary of one of the research December 15 (must be received by) Tests required:
projects or problems discussed in your writing Tests required: IELTS: Minimum score required: 6
sample. The summary should cover the GRE: general test required TOEFL: will accept TOEFL iBT (not PBT) in
following points in a compact and logically Department code: 1402(Materials Engineering) lieu of IELTS.
transparent way: 1403 (Materials Science) GRE: general and subject test required
1. What questions does your project attempt IELTS: Minimum score required: 7 Department code: 0703 (Mathematics)
to answer? IELTS may be waived by Department.
2. Why do you find these questions Special instructions:
The IELTS requirement will only be waived (1) if you The Department of Mathematics encourages
interesting? have received instruction in English in primary and
3. How does the project try to answer these ALL applicants to use the online application
secondary school or (2) if you have been in the US for which is on the MIT Graduate Admissions
questions? three years and will have received a degree from an
4. What questions remain open (or are likely website and will be activated in September.
American institution before entering MIT. Waiver This application is unique to Math and is not
to remain open) at the conclusion of the requests will only be reviewed after paid submission of
project? What might you do next, and why? used by any other department. Applicants
the MIT graduate admissions application. To request a should not send published papers or theses.
waiver, include a statement in the comments section of The only paper documents needed are official
As an alternative, you may also propose a
the online application. Note that waiveres are transcripts and these are required only after a
project that you have not undertaken, if you
infrequent, and will not be granted for TOEFL student has been offered admission.
have thought about it with enough depth and
substitution. If the waiver is not approved, you will
care to answer the questions listed above.
need to take and submit the IELTS score by mid-
The summary should be understandable
January.
and engaging to an educated reader who
Note: The TOEFL is not accepted.
is not necessarily a specialist in the area of Mechanical Engineering,
the project. The described project does Return applications to: Course II
not need to refle t actual goals or plans for Department of Materials Science and
doctoral research (and need not be a project Engineering, Room 6-107 Room: 1-112
in linguistics). Phone: (617) 253-2291
Areas of research offered:
Applicants to the Philosophy Program should Fax: (617) 258-5802
Archaeological Materials
submit a writing sample in philosophy, email: megradoffice@ it.edu
Biological and Polymeric Materials
ideally of 1525 pages in length. The Computational Materials Science http://meche.mit.edu
writing sample should allow us to assess the Materials for Energy and the Environment Types of degrees offered:
applicants understanding of a philosophical Materials Economics and Manufacturing S.M., M.Eng (for Master of Engineering in
problem, and ability to evaluate philosophical Nanotechnology, Nanodevices, Manufacturing only - not to be confused
arguments. This assessment is usually easier and Nanomaterials with the Master of Science in Mechanical
if the writing sample explicitly engages with Electronic, Photonic, and Magnetic Materials Engineering), Naval Engineer, Ph.D., Sc.D.,
some of the contemporary philosophical High-performance Structural Leaders for Global Operations Program - SM
literature. Materials and Alloys from ME and M.B.A./SM from Sloan.
Applicants to the Linguistics Program are
NOT required to complete the Record of And are complemented by focused programs Terms students can be admitted:
Courses Taken in Preparation for Graduate that include: June, September
Study form. Program in Polymers and Soft Matter Application deadlines:
Applicants to the Philosophy Program You can indicate your interest in these December 15
are required to list only relevant texts and focused programs on your application.
authors on the Record of Courses Taken in Special instructions: Tests required:
Preparation for Graduate Study form. Applicants are NOT required to complete the IELTS: Preferred
Record of Courses Taken in Preparation for Minimum score required: 7
Graduate Study form. Waiver accepted: No
GRE: general test required
Department code: 1502
TOEFL: (min 100 IBT, 233 cbt, 577pbt)
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Areas of research offered: Computer-Aided Design and Fabrication
Applied Mechanics Environmental Engineering
Automotive & Aircraft Engines Fluid Mechanics
Biomaterials Hydrodynamics
Biomechanics (LGO only) Ocean Engineering
Biomechanics & Neural Control of Structural Mechanics
Movement Underwater Vehicle Design
Biomedical Engineering Welding Fabrication
Biorobotics Naval Construction and Engineering
Combustion Naval Engineering
Computational Fluid Dynamics Ship Design Microbiology (MICRO)
Computational Mechanics MIT-WHOI, Joint Program in Oceanography
Computer-Aided Design/Manufacturing Room: 68-139
Environmental Acoustics Phone: (617) 324-0055
Controls Oceanography
Cryogenics Fax: (617) 253-8699
Desalination email: microbiology@mit.edu
http://microbiology.mit.edu
Design
Dynamics Media Arts and Sciences Types of degrees offered:
Energy and Environmental Sustainability (MAS) Microbiology Ph.D.
(LGO only) Room: E15-435D Term students can be admitted: September
Energy and Power Phone: (617) 253-5114 Application System Opens: October 1
Environmental Engineering Fax: (617) 253-8542 Application deadline: December 1
Finite Elements email: mas@media.mit.edu Applicants apply on-line at:
Fluid Mechanics http://www.media.mit.edu/mas https://gradapply.mit.edu/microbiology/
Heat and Mass Transfer Types of degrees offered: apply/login:
Human-Machine Systems S.M., Ph.D. For fullest consideration, it is in your best
Instrumentation interest to complete ALL parts of the
Internal and External Combustion Engines Term students can be admitted:
application including applicable data entry
Management of Technology September
fields and attaching required transcript(s), test
Manufacturing (LGO only) Application deadline: score documents, all evaluation letters, and
Materials December 15 the application fee, by or before the deadline
Mechanical Behavior of Materials of December 1st. Incomplete applications
Tests required:
Mechanics may not be reviewed. The scanned and
All applicants from non-English speaking
Mechanics of Materials countries must take the IELTS exam; TOEFL attached copies of your transcript(s), GRE
MEMS and Nanotechnology is not accepted. and IELTS/IELTS scores are considered
Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems IELTS: Minimum score required: 7 unofficial, but are sufficient for review
Microfluid Department code: 3514 purposes. Officia documents will be required
Ocean Systems Management (LGO only) IELTS can be waived by the department before a positive admissions decision can be
Optical Engineering under certain circumstances (1) if you have made. To avoid delay, have all your official
Optical Measurement received instruction in English in primary and test scores transmitted electronically to
Precision Engineering secondary school or (2) if you have been in MIT Admissions before the December 1st
Robots, Manipulators and Teleoperators the US for three years and will have received deadline.
Systems Design and Management a degree from an American institution before Tests required:
Technology and Policy entering MIT. Requests should be made in GRE: general test required,
Thermodynamics writing well in advance of the application Department code: 0212
Transportation deadline. By December 15. GRE Subject test optional
GRE: No IELTS: Minimum score required: 6; most applicants
MIT-WHOI, Joint Program in should have scores of 7 or higher. To have
Oceanography, Course II-W Special instructions: IELTS results reported, indicate Microbiology
Hydrodynamics of Vehicles Graduate Program, MIT on your IELTS test
Telepresence 1) Applicants must specify three faculty with application. No code or address is needed.
Underwater Robotics whom they are applying to work. A list of
faculty groups who are admitting students can Official transcripts should be mailed to:
Special instructions: be found at http://www.media.mit.edu/mas/ Microbiology Graduate Program,
The only paper documents needed are your admissions/research-groups Room 68-139
transcripts. 2) Portfolios (containing publications, theses,
Areas of research offered:
awards, designs and other work) should be
Center for Ocean Engineering Biochemical, Chemical, and Structural
submitted as a URL in the appropriate field
Microbiology
Degree programs: in the application.
Bioenergy and Metabolic Diversity
Ocean Engineering 3) All supplemental materials should be
Bioinformatics and Computational
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering submitted using the online application system.
Microbiology
Hardcopies are not accepted.
Areas of research offered: Ecology and Environmental/
Acoustics Geomicrobiology
Applied Mechanics Evolution

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Genetics and Physiology Applied Ocean Science and Engineering
Genomics and Systems Microbiology Biological Oceanography Center for Ocean
Immunology and Host-Microbe Chemical Oceanography Engineering
Interactions Marine Geology and Geophysics
Metabolic Engineering and Biotechnology Physical Oceanography For details, see Mechanical Engineering on
Microbial Oceanography page 11.
Molecular and Cellular Microbiology
Virology and Phage Biology
Special instructions: Operations Research (OR)
The Subjects Taken Page is optional only if
you have attached a pdf of your transcript. Room: E40-149
Attaching your transcript is strongly preferred Phone: (617) 253-3601
for the completion of your application. If Fax: (617) 258-9214
no transcript has been attached, this page email: lrose@mit.edu
must be filled in to complete your application Nuclear Science and http://web.mit.edu/orc/www/
and you must follow up with an official Engineering, Course XXII Types of degrees offered:
transcript sent to the address indicated on the S.M., Ph.D.
Overview/Help page. Please complete the Room: 24-102
Phone: (617) 253-3814 Term students can be admitted:
subjects taken in the following order: Biology, September
Chemistry, Physics, Math, Engineering/Other email: cegan@mit.edu
http://web.mit.edu/ Application deadline:
Sciences.
nse/ December 15
Types of degrees offered: Tests required:
MIT-Woods Hole S.M., Engineers Degree, Ph.D., Sc.D. All international students applying to the Operations
Oceanographic Terms students can be admitted: Research Center are required to take either the
Institution (WHOI), Joint June, September TOEFL or IELTS.
IELTS: Minimum score required: 7
Program in Oceanography/ Application deadline: TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100 (iBT)
Applied Ocean Science and December 15 TOEFL Waiver: Yes (only for applicants with 4+
Engineering Tests required: years in a US English speaking university)
IELTS: Minimum score required: 7 GRE: general test required
TOEFL: Minimum score required: 577 Department code: 1302
Room: 54-820
(233 for computer-based; 90 for internet-based) Special instructions:
Phone: (617) 253-7544
TOEFL waiver accepted: No
email: mit-whoi-www@mit.edu 1) All applicants must use the OR specific
Department code: 69
http://mit.whoi.edu online application which is found on the MIT
All international students must take either the
Types of degrees offered: TOEFL or the IELTS. Graduate Admissions website. The
Ph.D., Sc.D. (S.M. for US Navy applicants only) GRE: general test required Application will be activated in mid
Terms students can be admitted: Department code: 1609 September. Paper applications
June, September will not be considered.
2) Applicants should not send published
Application deadlines: papers and/or other supplemental materials
January 5 with their application.
Tests required: Areas of research offered: 3) CVs or resumes can be uploaded to the
IELTS: Minimum score required: 7 Fission Reactor and Fuel Cycle Engineering application (hard copies will not be accepted).
TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100 (iBT) Fusion and Plasma Physics (theory/ 4) Applicants are required to complete the
TOEFL may be waived by department under computation) Record of Courses Taken. Please complete
certain circumstances. Make request in writing Fusion and Plasma Physics (experiment/ the section for courses most relevant to the
well in advance of application deadline. engineering) OR program.
Department code: 75 Materials (theory/computation and
GRE: general test required of all applicants. experiment) Academic Records (Transcripts):
Department code: 0508 Quantum Engineering Official transcripts should be scanned and
Accelerators, Detectors & Nuclear Security uploaded as PDF attachments to the online
Special instructions: Nuclear Technology Management and Policy application. Admitted applicants will be
All applicants are required to use the online required to provide an official sealed transcript
Special instructions:
application, at https://gradapply.mit.edu/ from each college attended.
Applicants are required to complete the
whoi/apply/
Record of Courses Taken in Preparation
Transcripts should be scanned and uploaded
for Graduate Study form. Please complete
to the online application. Applicants must
the section for courses most relevant to this
complete the Record of Subjects Taken
graduate program and the additional courses
Areas of research offered: section. Group courses by subject area, and
Main areas of research: complete each column.

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Physics, Course VIII Political Science, http://polymerscience.mit.edu
Room: 4-315 Course XVII
Types of degrees offered:
Phone: (617) 253-4851 Room: E53-467 Ph.D., Sc.D.
Fax: (617) 258-8319 Phone: (617) 253-8336
email: physics-grad@mit.edu Terms students can be admitted:
Fax: (617) 258-6164 September
http://web.mit.edu/physics/graduate/ email: twarog@mit.edu
applicants http://web.mit.edu/polisci/graduate/ Application deadlines:
Types of degrees offered: admissions December 15
S.M., Ph.D. Tests required:
Terms students can be admitted: Term students can be admitted: Refer to the Home departments (see
February, September September below) requirement for GRE and TOEFL.
Application deadlines: Types of degrees offered: Special instructions:
November 1 (for February admission) S.M., Ph.D. Applications to the Program in Polymers
December 15(for September admission) and Soft Matter should be made in
Application deadline: conjunction with an application to a
Tests required:
December 15 departmental program in the School of
An English language exam (IELTS, TOEFL,
TOEFL iBT, or the C2 Cambridge English Tests required: Science or School of Engineering at MIT
Proficien y exam) is required of all applicants who TOEFL: Minimum score required: 600 (PBT) (the Home department). Applications
are citizens of a country in which English is not the 100 (iBT) Department code: 92 should specify the departmental program of
primary language. Degrees from US or English-speaking universities the application and PPSM or Program in
IELTS: Minimum score required: 7 are not accepted in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS. Polymers and Soft Matter as the
TOEFL: Minimum score required: 600 (250 for In limited cases the department will consider a interdisciplinary program of study. Original
computer-based; 100 for internet-based) waiver. Applicants must request the waiver form applications should be filed according to the
IELTS or TOEFL may be waived by department. from the department. normal procedures for the relevant
GRE: general and subject test required IELTS: Minimum score required: 7 departmental program, and a copy of
Department code: 0808 GRE: general test required the application should be sent to PPSM
Special instructions: Admissions, Room 76-253. Only one
Special instructions: application fee is required. Admission to the
Applicants to the Department of Political
All applicants are required to use the online Science must apply online for either the S.M. departmental program is a prerequisite for
application, which can be found on the Program or the Ph.D. Program. In addition to further consideration by PPSM; once the
MIT Graduate Admissions Website. Official the Statement of Objectives, applicants must candidate has been accepted to a department,
transcripts should be scanned and uploaded submit a resume and a separate writing sample his or her application will be forwarded
to your online application. You must provide of 515 pages. Writing samples and resumes by that department to the PPSM office for
one copy of the official academic transcript should be uploaded as PDF attachments to consideration.
from each college you have attended. All the online application. Please refer to the Applicants are required to complete the
additional supporting documents should also department website for further instructions Record of Courses Taken in Preparation for
be sent electronically. Applicants are required Academic Records (Transcripts): Graduate Study form. Please complete the
to complete the Record of Courses Taken in Official transcripts should be scanned section for courses most relevant to this
Preparation for Graduate Study form. Please and uploaded as PDF attachments to the graduate program and the additional courses
list physics, mathematics, and other science online application. Accepted applicants will be section. Group courses by subject area, and
courses only; group courses by subject area, required to provide an official sealed transcript complete each column.
and complete each column. Applicants are from each college attended.
required to list courses taken at MIT. Return applications to: Department of
Areas of research offered: choice (see Special Instructions).
Areas of research offered: American Politics
Experimental Areas of research offered: Biodegradable
Comparative Politics
Astrophysics, Space and Planetary Physics Polymers
International Relations
Atomic and Optical Physics Biopolymers and Biomaterials
Models and Methods
Biophysics, Medical Physics Colloids and Surfactants
Political Economy
Condensed Matter Physics Functional Polymers
Security Studies
High Energy and Nuclear Physics High Performance Polymers
Quantum Information Science Liquid Crystalline Polymers Polyelectrolytes
Plasma Physics, Nuclear Fusion Research, Polymer Chemistry
Relativistic Beam Physics Polymer Mechanics
Polymer Modeling
Theoretical
Program in Polymers Polymer Physics
Astrophysics, Space and Planetary Physics
Atomic and Optical Physics and Soft Matter (PPSM) Polymer Processing
Polymer Rheology
Biophysics Room: 76-253 Polymer Statistical Mechanics
Condensed Matter Physics Phone: (617) 253-0949
High Energy and Nuclear Physics Fax: (617) 452-3293
Quantum Information Science email: ppsm-www@mit.edu
Plasma Physics, Nuclear Fusion Research,
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Structure/Property Relationships Tests required:
Supramolecular Assembly IELTS: Minimum score required: 7 email: duspapply@mit.edu
TOEFL: 100 (iBT) http://dusp.mit.edu
GRE or GMAT: general test required. Types of degrees offered:
Science Writing, Minimum score required: No M.C.P., S.M., Ph.D.
GRE Institute code: 3514
Course XXI-W Term students can be admitted:
GRE Department code: 4313 September
Room: 14N-338 GMAT code: X5X-QS-17
Phone: (617) 253-6668 Application deadline:
Special instructions: January 3
Fax: (617) 253-6910 Applicants to the SCM Program will find
email: sciwrite-www@mit.edu Tests required:
complete information about applying on the
sciwrite.mit.edu web at http://scm.mit.edu. Applicants must IELTS: Minimum score required: 7
Type of degree offered: S.M. apply online. TOEFL: Minimum score required:
100 for internet-based; 600 for paper-based
Term students can be admitted: TOEFL waiver accepted: No
September
System Design and Department code: 97
Application deadline: Management Program GRE: general test required
January 15 Department code: 2205/4402
(SDM)
Tests required: M.C.P. no minimum
IELTS: Minimum score required: 7.5 Room: E40-315 Ph.D. minimum score required: 308 (V&Q)
or Phone: (617) 425-2432 combined; 5.0 analytical writing
TOEFL: Minimum score required: 600 Fax: (617) 253-1462 Special instructions:
(250 for computer-based) email: sdm@mit.edu Admitted students must mail official
GRE: general test required http://sdm.mit.edu transcripts to the department at:
Department code: 4599 Term students can be admitted: MIT Department of Urban Studies &
Special instructions: September Planning DUSP Admissions
Departmental application supplement Application deadlines: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 7-346
required. Please visit http://sciwrite.mit.edu/ January 8, February 26, April 22 Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
program-information/how-to-apply for Tests required:
instructions. Applicants are expected to use IELTS: Minimum score required: 7.5
GRE or GMAT: general test required. Special instructions for the S.M. degree:
the online application. Under special circumstances, admission may
be granted to candidates seeking a one-year
GRE Minimum score required:
Sloan School of Verbal: 550 (450 non-native speakers),
Master of Science (S.M.) degree. The S.M. is
intended for professionals with at least seven
Management, Course XV Quantitative: 700, Analytical years of distinguished practice in city planning
Please see the Sloan School of Management Writing: 4.5; GMAT: 600 or related field .
website at http://mitsloan.mit.edu/academic Department code: 3537
The Department requires a letter from
for information on the following programs:
a DUSP faculty member indicating their
Special instructions:
Executive M.B.A. willingness to advise their thesis. (This may be
SDM requires applicants to complete a special
Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) one of the three letters of recommendation
SDM application for admission. The
Master of Business Administration, M.B.A. required as part of the application.)
application may be obtained from our website:
Master of Finance, M.Fin. https://sdm-admissions.mit.edu. All applicants Special instructions for PhD applicants: All
Master of Science in Management Studies must complete the on-line SDM Application applicants should indicate their first choice
Ph.D.
program group in the application. In the
Sloan Fellows
event your research spans two program
System Design and Management (SDM) groups, and you would like your application to
be considered by both groups, you should
Supply Chain Management Technology and Policy
indicate your first and second choice groups at
(SCM) the top of your Statement of Purpose and
Program (TPP) then discuss the cross-cutting nature of your
Applicants to the SCM Program will find research and studies in your essay.
complete information about applying on the For program details, see Institute for Data,
web at: http://scm.mit.edu Systems, and Society, page 9. Program groups offered:
City Design and Development Environmental
Room: E40-359
Policy Program
Phone: (617) 324-6564
Urban Studies and Housing, Community and Economic
email: scm@mit.edu
Development
Types of degrees offered: Planning, Course XI International Development Group
Master of Engineering in Logistics (SCM)
Room: 7-346 Transportation*
Term students can be admitted:
Phone: (617) 253-9403 Although we do not have a separate Program
September
Group focusing on issues of transportation,
Application deadlines:
many DUSP students choose this as an area
Round 1 November 15
of focus. Applicants with particular interest in
Round 2 February 1
Round 3 April 1 15
transportation should indicate this on their
application, but should also specify a Program
Group (for example, HCED/transportation).
Urban Information Systems*
Only Ph.D applicants may designate Urban
Information Systems (UIS) as the primary
group. MCP applicants with a particular
interest in computing and technology should select
Urban Information Systems as the secondary
program group (for example, CDD/UIS).

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The Campus
Research Facilities McGovern Institute for Brain Research On-campus housing
Materials Processing Center for single students
The Institutes research facilities are generally Media Laboratory Single students may apply for housing in five
available to all MIT students, regardless of Microsystems Technology Labs on-campus facilities with a total capacity of
specific degree program, who have legitimate Mining and Mineral Resources about 2,000 - less than half the number of
academic needs to use them. Among these Research Institute
facilities are: single graduate students. Ashdown House, a
Nuclear Reactor Laboratory graduate dormitory housing men and women,
Bates Linear Accelerator Picower Institute for Learning and Memory consists primarily of one- and two-person
Biotechnology Process Engineering Center Plasma Science and Fusion Center rooms, typically arranged as suites for four
Francis Bitter National Magnet Research Laboratory of Electronics or fi e students. The single rooms are not
Laboratory Sea Grant College Program available to entering students. Tang Hall is a
Cell Culture Center Stroboscopic Light and Pulsed Sonar tower apartment building that accommodates
Center for Advanced Engineering Study Laboratory
404 first-year graduate men and women, with
Center for Advanced Nuclear Technology Adaptation Program
apartments containing individual bedrooms
Energy Systems George R. Wallace, Jr. Astrophysical
for two, three, or four students. One hundred
Center for Advanced Visual Studies Observatory
ninety graduate students live in Edgerton
Center for Biological and Computational George R. Wallace, Jr. Geophysical
House, which has efficiency units through
Learning Observatory
four-bedroom apartments and duplexes;
Center for Cancer Research one-third of the spaces in this building are
Center for Computational Research in Housing Services reserved for new students. 224 Albany Street
Economics and Management Science (also known as the Warehouse and NW30)
Graduate students at MIT are entering a
Center for Construction Research houses 85 new men and women in
tight housing market whether they are
and Education efficiency apartments for 9 months of the
looking for accommodations on campus or
Center for Global Change Science
in the surrounding Boston/Cambridge area. year (September to May); there are a few
Center for Health Effects of Fossil
Many new students, both single and married, spaces available in the summer through a
Fuels Utilization
must find apartments off campus, often in lottery. Sidney-Pacific houses 700 men and
Center for Information Systems Research
suburbs up to ten miles away, where there women in efficienc , 2-bedroom and quad
Center for International Studies
is greater variety and availability than in the occupancy 2-bedroom apartments. 40% of
Center for Materials Research in
neighborhoods near MIT. The Housing the spaces in this facility are reserved for
Archaeology and Ethnology
Center for Materials Science and Office at MIT helps students with the housing new students. Rooms in Ashdown House,
Engineering search and keeps an up-to-date list of available Tang Hall, 224 Albany Street and Sidney-
Center for Real Estate units. In addition, MIT gives preference to Pacific are furnished; the apartments in
Center for Technology, Policy and new students when assigning on-campus Edgerton are unfurnished except for
Industrial Development housing. Most new single students requesting refrigerators and electric ranges. Rooms
Center for Transportation and Logistics on-campus housing can be accommodated; modified for handicapped students are
Clinical Research Center family housing, however, is severely limited. available in all these buildings. Complete
Computer Science and Detailed housing information and application information is available online at
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory forms are available online through the Housing http://housing.mit.edu/.
Energy Laboratory Office website at http://housing.mit.edu/.
George Russell Harrison Spectroscopy
Health and Counseling
Laboratory On-campus housing and services
Harvard-MIT Center for Biomedical Services
for married students
Engineering While approximately half of MITs 6,000 The MIT Student Health Program consists
Innovation Center graduate students are married, there are only of on-campus medical services, covered
International Food and Nutrition Program 407 family units on campus. Most of these are by a mandatory student health fee which is
Joint Center for Urban Studies of MIT located in two tower apartment complexes; a included in the tuition, and of hospital and
and Harvard University few are in three-story walk-ups intended for accident insurance, for which all students are
Kavli Center for Space Research enrolled unless they demonstrate that they
families with young children. All units have
Laboratory of Architecture and Planning have equivalent coverage through another
readily available parking, and community
Laboratory for Electromagnetic and insurance program. Additional coverage is
facilities. Day care and preschool facilities are
Electronic Systems available for spouses and dependents.
Laboratory for Information available in each family building which are
and Decision Systems open to the children of students whether they Prior to matriculation, all new students must
Laboratory for Manufacturing and live on campus or off campus. Assignments complete a Medical Report with required
Productivity to on-campus family apartments are made immunizations and tests.
Laboratory for Nuclear Science through an extremely competitive lottery.
MIT offers many sources of academic and
Lincoln Laboratory (research and
personal counseling, including departmental
development in advanced electronics)
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For International Students
faculty advisors, deans, international student
advisors, religious counselors, the Career
Planning and Placement Office, and
the Medical Department.

Student Activities English Language issued by his or her government. Students


Graduate students at MIT find a community
Proficiency must also visit US embassies or consulates
with wide extracurricular interests and many in their home countries to be issued student
opportunities to enjoy them. More than 100 English is the language of instruction in all visas which will enable them to enter the US.
student-directed activities are supported by subjects within the Institute, and all papers Students must present a certificate of eligibility
excellent facilities and a capable staff to help and theses must be written in English. (Form I-20 or Form DS 2019) with the
students acquire new skills and participate All applicants whose firs language is not supporting financial documentation when
actively in campus life. MIT offers a rich English, including those currently enrolled they apply for the visa. The International
program of lectures, music, drama, athletics, in US institutions, must present evidence Students Office at MIT will send the
and clubs, augmented by the abundant of their ability to carry on their studies in required document to all admitted students
cultural activities found throughout Boston English. Qualifying applicants must take who provide evidence of sufficient funds to
and Cambridge. either the Test of English as a Foreign meet the estimated costs and of adequate
Language (TOEFL) or the International English language proficiency. It is important
MITs intramural and club athletic programs
English Language Testing System (IELTS). to note that the validity of the visa does not
are open to graduate students, who enjoy
The IELTS exam is preferred at MIT. A indicate how long a student may remain in
sports including badminton, basketball,
minimum TOEFL score of 577 the US; this determination will be made by
bowling, cricket, cross-country, cycling, touch
(233 computer-based; 90-91 internet-based) the Immigration Service at the port of
football, golf, hockey, ice skating, judo, karate,
is required by the Institute; however, some entry. Canadians do not need student visas;
riflery, rugby, sailing, rowing, softball, squash,
departments require higher scores. The instead, they may obtain the appropriate
swimming, tennis, table-tennis, track,
minimum IELTS score required is determined immigration status at the port of entry to
volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, white-
by the department. Refer to department the US by showing proof of citizenship and
water canoeing, and wrestling. All of the
information for testing requirements. Scores the Certificate of Eligibility.
many art, drama, music, and religious activities
below minimum may result in the
welcome graduate students as active
withholding of the visa documentation for a
participants.
candidate otherwise considered admissible. Visa Options
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is an
Students who have received instruction in Students admitted to MIT can choose
elected body whose membership includes
English in their primary and secondary schools between two visas: the F-1 (student visa) and
graduate student representatives of all
and students who have been in the US for J-1 (exchange visitor visa). Individuals on any
departments, graduate living groups, and
four years or longer and have received a degree other non-immigrant visa will be unable to
international students. The GSC is concerned
from an American institution may be eligible register in a program of studies at MIT.
primarily with promoting the general welfare of
for a waiver of the English proficiency exam
graduate students and providing a forum for
requirement by sending a written request to The F-1 visa
their ideas and suggestions. It encourages
the department or program to which they are This option is normally used by those who
social, athletic, cultural, and other
applying. (The departments of Aeronautics and enroll as full-time students at an approved
extracurricular activities, fostering closer
Astronautics, Architecture, Chemical Engi- educational institution. It is obtained by
relations between graduate students and
neering, Economics, Mechanical Engineering, presenting the Form I-20 to a US consulate
faculty both inside and beyond formal
Nuclear Science and Engineering, Urban Studies or embassy and submitting an application
academic contexts. The Council has two
and Planning, and Media Arts and Sciences do for an F-1 visa. F-1 students are expected to
student representatives on the Committee on
not grant waivers.) attend the school that issued the Form I-20
Graduate Programs, the faculty body
responsible to the administration of the In addition to the TOEFL/IELTS, all and maintain a full course of study while in
Graduate School, and it also selects graduate students whose firs language is not English the US. Students whose studies are funded by
student representatives for many other MIT are required to take the English Evaluation their families or other private sponsors are
committees. Test (E.E.T.) at MIT during the week prior normally issued the Form I-20. Upon arrival
to Registration Day. This examination is a in the US, students will be granted permission
Security and Safety diagnostic test whose purpose is to help to remain in this country for the period of time
For information on security and safety on students identify their strengths and required to complete their programs of study.
MITs campus, please visit the link below. weaknesses in written and oral English. Some students hold fellowships or
Hard copies of this report are available upon English classes may be recommended as a assistantships. Students with full assistantships,
request. result of the E.E.T. however, are not allowed to hold any
http://police.mit.edu/sites/default/files/ additional employment on or off campus.
MIT-Police-Files/Documents/MIT-Police-
security-report-2015.pdf Passport and Visas Spouses and children of F-1 students may
hold the F-2 visa. The F-1 student may apply
To enter the US, each international student
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for Form I-20 for each of their dependents Financial Aid Questions
who wish to join them in the US in F-2 status. Financial aid for international students is If you have additional questions, please contact:
Those dependents will then need to apply for extremely limited. Applicants are urged to
F-2 visas at the US embassy or consulate. make every effort to secure funds from MIT International Students Office
Health and hospitalization insurance is a sources other than MIT. 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E39-278
requirement for all F-1 students and their Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, USA
Many countries place limitations on the
dependents. purchase of US dollars. Prospective students
Phone: 617-253-3795
The J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa should consult the proper authorities in their
This visa may be used by those who come countries about foreign exchange regulations to
to study or conduct research as participants make certain that the academic levels and fields
in an Exchange Visitor program. Students of study to be pursued permit the exchange of
must be substantially (more than 51%) the local currency for dollars. Students should
funded by their home government, also be familiar with the procedures established
educational institutions, international or for sending money to the US.
national organizations, private companies, The dollar awards accompanying research
etc. in order to be eligible for a J-1 visa. and teaching assistantships at MIT often do
Students on personal/family funds are not not meet total student expenses. Additional
eligible for J-1 status; they must apply for funds must therefore be assured to meet the
F-1 status. The J-1 visa is obtained by minimum budget projected by MIT for a new
presenting to the American Consul form graduate student before a certificate of
DS 2019 (Certificate of Eligibility). When eligibility for an F-1 or J-1 visa will be issued.
students accept funding from the Fulbright
or any other agency of the US government
or their own governments (even though it Expenses
may be only a travel grant), this status carries MIT is aware of the substantial expenses that
with it a two-year home country residency graduate education at MIT represents, and we
requirement, which obliges students to want to give international applicants a realistic
return to their home countries for two years assessment of the costs involved. Living costs
before they can apply for permanent in the Cambridge/Boston area are among
residency or change to an H or L visa. In the highest in the US. Since the Institute
addition, this restriction applies to students cannot assume financial responsibility for its
from certain countries which have registered students, we must be satisfied that entering
a list of needed skills with the American students will have sufficient funds to meet all
government. Students intending to use the expenses while at MIT.
J-1 visa to enter the US should ask the US
Consul in their home country whether or Because the first few months in the US
not they will be subject to the two-year usually demand more financial outlay than
home residency requirement. any other period, students should plan to
arrive with enough money to meet substantial
J-1 students will be allowed to remain in this initial expenses, such as travel to Cambridge
country for the period of time indicated on from the port of arrival, insurance; temporary
their DS 2019. This time can be extended, accommodation in hotels, if necessary; meals
as long as they are pursuing a full course of in restaurants; advance payment of rent;
study or on authorized academic training. purchase of furnishings; and deposits for
Health and hospitalization insurance is a electricity and telephone service.
requirement for all J-1 students and their
dependents.

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