Mathematics

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 2-110
Cambridge
MA
02139

Phone: 

617-253-2416

Email: 

Application Opens: 

September 14

Deadline: 

December 15

Fee: 

$75.00

Terms of Enrollment: 

Fall Term (September)

Degrees: 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Science (ScD)

Standardized Tests: 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • Submitting GRE scores is entirely optional: We will accept scores if submitted (and are most interested in the Math Subject test result, if any) but it will not hurt your application if not included.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Minimum score required: 6
  • Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 72

Waiver of TOEFL/IELTS may be available.

Areas of Research: 

Algebra/Algebraic Geometry
Algebraic Topology
Analysis/PDE
Combinatorics
General Applied Mathematics
General Pure Mathematics
Geometry/Geometric Topology
Lie Groups/Algebraic Groups/Representation Theory
Mathematical/Computational Biology
Number Theory
Physical Applied Mathematics
Probability
Scientific Computation/Numerical Analysis
Statistics
Theoretical Computer Science

Application Requirements: 

Online application
Statement of objectives
Three letters of recommendation
Transcripts (required upon admission)
English proficiency exam scores
GRE scores (optional)

Special Instructions: 

Applicants should not send published papers or theses. The department will request paper transcripts at such a time that you are successfully admitted to the Ph.D. program.