Computational Science and Engineering PhD

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 35-434B




Application Opens: 

October 1


December 15



Special Note: Applicants interest in Computer Science must apply through the EECS application.

Standardized Tests: 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • General test not required for 2020-2021 admission cycle
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 0000

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

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

TOEFL exam may be accepted in special cases.
Waivers are not offered.

Areas of Research: 

Not Applicable

Application Requirements: 

Online application
Statement of objectives
Three letters of recommendation
English proficiency exam scores
GRE scores (not required for 2020-2021 admission cycle)
CV or Resume

Special Instructions: 

The Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) PhD program allows students to specialize at the doctoral level in a computation-related field of their choice through focused coursework and a doctoral thesis. Applications from candidates who have a strong foundation in core disciplinary areas of mathematics, engineering, physics, or related fields are strongly encouraged.

Applicants interested in Computer Science: explore the offerings of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Most departments require the completion of an SM degree before admission to the PhD program is granted. As a result, applicants to those departments holding a bachelor's degree will be considered for admission to the SM program of the participating department with an ultimate degree objective of PhD in CSE.