History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building E51-163




Application Opens: 

September 15


December 15



Terms of Enrollment: 

Fall Term (September)


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Standardized Tests: 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • General test not required for 2020-2021 admission cycle
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 2703

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: 99

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

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 the 2020-2021 admission cycle)
CV or Resume
Writing sample

Special Instructions: 

Applicants to History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society (HASTS) 
are required to submit a writing sample by uploading a PDF in the online application. There are no specific parameters in terms of content, but the length should not exceed that of a chapter or article.

Transcripts should be scanned and uploaded in the online application. When necessary, please have records translated into English. Applicants who are advanced to the next stage of our admissions process will be required to provide an official, sealed transcript from each school attended.

Applicants are not required to complete the Subjects Taken section of the online application.