MIT offers a wide range of degrees and programs. All graduate students, whether or not they are participating in an interdepartmental program, must have a primary affiliation with and be registered in a single department. Every applicant accepted by MIT is admitted through one of the graduate departments. MIT has a number of established interdepartmental programs, and there are many more opportunities for students to arrange interdepartmental programs with interested faculty members.
All MIT graduate degree programs have residency requirements, which reflect academic terms (excluding summer). Some degrees also require completion of an acceptable thesis prepared in residence at MIT, unless special permission is granted for part of the thesis work to be accomplished elsewhere. Other degrees require a pro-seminar or capstone experience.
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 an alphabetical list of all the available departments and programs that offer a graduate-level degree.