Technology and Policy Program

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building E17-373




Application Opens: 

September 15


December 15



Terms of Enrollment: 

Fall Term (September)


Master of Science in Technology and Policy (SM)

Standardized Tests: 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • General test not required for 2021-2022 admission cycle
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 0000

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Minimum score required: 7.5
  • Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

TOEFL exam scores are not accepted.
Waiver of IELTS may be available.

Areas of Research: 

Aerospace Systems
Assistive Technologies
Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Complex Socio-Technical System Analysis
Energy and the Environment
Health Care, Pharmaceutical, and Service
Human-Systems Engineering
Industrial Relations
Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering
International Relations
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Manufacturing (economics, materials, environmental policy, strategy)
Materials (systems analysis, environmental and economic policy)
Networks, Distributed Simulation Systems
Organizational Learning
Product and Process Design and Development, Technical Innovation
Project Management
Risk and Safety Analysis and Decision-Making, Risk Management
Science, Space, and Technology Policy
Social and Organizational Psychology
System Architecture, Systems Engineering
System Safety
Technology Policy for Socio-Economic Development
Transportation Systems

Application Requirements: 

Online application
Statement of objectives
Three letters of recommendation
English proficiency exam scores
GRE scores (not required for the 2021-2022 admission cycle)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Exam Scores
CV or Resume
Cover Letter
Supplemental questions

Special Instructions: 

Applicants must also arrange for official transcripts and test scores to be sent to the program for verification purposes.