CMS is not accepting applications for the Fall 2021 term. CMS will resume accepting applications in Fall 2021 for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Terms of Enrollment:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- General test required
- Institute code: 3514
- Department code: 1601
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Minimum score required: 7
- Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions
TOEFL exam scores are not accepted.
Waivers of IELTS may be available.
Areas of Research:
Writing samples are required from all applicants and should consist of an academic research paper or one chapter of a longer project. Non-academic writing, such as journalistic pieces, does not qualify as a writing sample. If the context is not clear, please provide a brief description. If the work represents a collaboration, please explain. Writing samples must be submitted online.
Applicants are required to complete the Record of Courses Taken in Preparation for Graduate Study form. Please list all courses that are relevant to Comparative Media Studies. Group courses by subject area, and complete each column except the one that asks for textbooks used in each course.
Applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid should identify at least one research group suitable to their background, academic interests, and research goals. Please visit cmsw.mit.edu/research-groups/