Urban Studies and Planning

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 9-413
Cambridge
MA
02139

Phone: 

617-253-9403

Email: 

Application Opens: 

September 5

Deadline: 

January 3

Fee: 

$75.00

Terms of Enrollment: 

Fall Term (September)

Degrees: 

Master in City Planning (MCP)
Master of Science in Urban Studies and Planning (SM)
Simultaneous Master's Degrees in City Planning and Architecture (MCP/MArch or MCP/SMArchS)
Simultaneous Master's Degrees in City Planning and Transportation (MCP/MST)
Simultaneous Master's Degrees in City Planning and Real Estate Development (MCP/RED)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Standardized Tests: 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • General test required
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 2205

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: 100 (iBT) 600 (PBT)
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 97

Waivers are not offered.

Areas of Research: 

City Design & Development
Environmental Policy & Planning
Housing Community & Economic Development
International Development Group
Urban Information Systems

Application Requirements: 

Online application
Statement of objectives
Three letters of recommendation
Transcripts
English proficiency exam scores
GRE scores
CV or Resume
Design portfolio (optional)
Writing sample (optional)

Special Instructions: 

Detailed instructions about the application process can be found online