Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 38-444




Application Opens: 

September 15


December 15



Terms of Enrollment: 

Fall Term (September)
Summer Term (June) for LGO students


Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (MEng)*
Master of Engineering Thesis Program with Industry (MEng)*
Master of Engineering in Computer Science and Molecular Biology (MEng)*
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SM)**
Electrical Engineer or Engineer in Computer Science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Science (ScD)

Standardized Tests: 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • Not required

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: 78 or 66

IELTS exam is preferred over the TOEFL.
Waiver of TOEFL/IELTS may be available.

Areas of Research: 

Artificial Intelligence
Bioelectrical Engineering
Circuit Design
Computational Biology
Computer Architecture
Computer Graphics and Vision
Computer Networks
Control and Decisions Systems
Electromagnetics, Energy, and Power
Human Computer Interaction
Machine Learning
Materials, Devices, and Photonics
Natural Language and Speech Processing
Programming Languages
Signal Processing
Theoretical Computer Science

Application Requirements: 

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

Special Instructions: 

*The Master of Engineering degrees are available to MIT undergraduates only.

** The Master of Science degree is required of students pursuing a doctoral degree. If you do not have a Master's degree when you apply, you will receive that degree first before proceeding to the PhD. A terminal Masters degree is NOT offered.

Applicants should not send published papers or theses. Admitted Students will be required to submit official transcript(s) to the EECS Graduate Office.