Terms of Enrollment:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- For the current application cycle (for September 2021 admissions), the GRE is not required as part of your application.
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: 84
Waiver of TOEFL/IELTS may be available.
Areas of Research:
*Who is required to take the TOEFL or IELTS? International students whose first language is not English are required to submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores (not both, but MIT prefers IELTS). U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents do not take IELTS or TOEFL. The Economics Department will waive the TOEFL or IELTS requirement for international non-native speakers of English who have spent four or more years studying in an accredited school or university where English is the language of instruction. If you fulfill this criteria, you will have the option to request to waive the TOEFL/IELTS test on the online application, under the section 'Test Scores'. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years. Scores that expire while an application is under review will be considered valid.
Applicants are required to complete the Subjects Taken section of the online application. Please list economics and mathematics courses only. Group courses by subject area, and complete each column. You may upload a resume or CV electronically to your application. Hard copies sent via post will not be accepted. Official copies of transcripts should be scanned and uploaded to your online application. We don't require original official transcripts until after a student has been admitted to the department. If you're admitted to the program, we'll require you to have an official copy of your transcript(s) sent to us from the university's registrar. When necessary, please have records translated into English. Any discrepancy between the scanned transcripts and official transcripts may result in a rejection or withdrawal of our admission offer.
All application requirements are due by the application deadline.