The master’s degree generally requires a minimum of one academic year of study, while the engineer’s degree requires two years. Admission to MIT for the master’s degree does not necessarily imply an automatic commitment by MIT beyond that level of study.
In the School of Engineering, students may be awarded the engineer’s degree. This program provides a higher level of professional competence than is required by the program leading to the master’s degree, but less emphasis is placed on creative research than in the doctoral program.
Note: The MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing is under development and slated to open in September 2019. No changes to the department or laboratory structure at MIT have been initiated for the current 2019 graduate admission season. Applicants interested in graduate education should apply to the department or graduate program conducting research in the area of interest. Applicants interested in research being conducted by faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science should apply online.
Below is a list of programs and departments that offer master-level degrees.