Brain and Cognitive Sciences

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 46-2005
Cambridge
MA
02139

Phone: 

617-253-7403

Email: 

Application Opens: 

September 1

Deadline: 

December 1

Fee: 

$75.00

Terms of Enrollment: 

Fall Term (September)

Degrees: 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Standardized Tests: 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • General test required
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 0213 or 2002

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Minimum score required: 7
  • Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Minimum score required: 90 (iBT) 577 (PBT)
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 58

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

  • Only allowed for Harvard MD/PhD applicants

Waivers of TOEFL/IELTS may be available.

Areas of Research: 

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Cognitive Science
Computation
Systems Neuroscience

Application Requirements: 

Online application
Statement of objectives
Three letters of recommendation
Transcripts
English proficiency exam scores
GRE scores

Special Instructions: 

Applicants should not send published papers, theses, writing samples or other supplemental material with their application.