Physics

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 4-315
Cambridge
MA
02139

Phone: 

617-253-4841

Email: 

Application Opens: 

September 15

Deadline: 

December 15

Fee: 

$75.00

Terms of Enrollment: 

Fall Term (September)

Degrees: 

Master of Science in Physics (SM)*
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Science (ScD)

Standardized Tests: 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • General test and subject test required
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 0808

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: 76

Waiver of TOEFL/IELTS may be available.

Areas of Research: 

-- Experimental Areas --
Astrophysics, Space and Planetary Physics
Atomic and Optical Physics
Biophysics, Medical Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
High Energy and Nuclear Physics
Plasma Physics, Nuclear Fusion Research, Relativistic Beam Physics
Quantum Information Science
-- Theoretical Areas --
Condensed Matter Physics
High Energy and Nuclear Physics
Plasma Physics, Nuclear Fusion Research, Plasma Astrophysics
Quantum Information Science
Theoretical Astrophysics

Application Requirements: 

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

Special Instructions: 

*The Master's Degree in Physics is available in special cases only (e.g., US military officers).

Official transcripts should be scanned and uploaded to your online application. You must provide one uploaded copy of the official academic transcript from each college you have attended. A hard copy of your transcript may be requested later if additional processing is required; please do not send a hard copy of your transcript until we ask that you do so.

Applicants are required to complete Subjects Taken section of the online application. Please list physics, mathematics, and other science courses only; group courses by subject area, and complete each column.