Science Writing

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 14N-338




Application Opens: 

September 1


January 15



Terms of Enrollment: 

Fall Term (September)


Master of Science in Science Writing (SM)

Standardized Tests: 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • General test optional for 2020-2021 admissions cycle
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 4599

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: 99

Waiver of TOEFL/IELTS may be available.

Areas of Research: 

Not Applicable

Application Requirements: 

Online application
Statement of objectives
Three letters of recommendation
English proficiency exam scores
GRE scores optional for 2020-2021 admissions cycle
CV or Resume
Writing sample
Supplemental essay

Special Instructions: 

Writing sample submissions, are arranged by the applicants and should represent their writing at its best. These might be work done in school or on the job, published or not, in a good many shorter pieces or a few longer ones. Where the context is not clear, please add a few words of explanation; if the work has benefited from an editor’s or teacher’s hand, or represents a collaboration, it must be indicated.