About us

The Office

The OGE comprises the Office of Graduate Education and support for the Graduate Student Council; we foster academic excellence and quality of life for MIT’s community of graduate students. Departmental graduate administrators are key partners and an important resource for students and staff. The Office reports to the MIT Vice Chancellor.

Our mission

The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) supports and serves individual graduate students, programs, and schools in order to make graduate education at MIT empowering, exciting, holistic, and transformative.

Our vision

We envision a graduate community of scholars whose members are ever more intellectually and socially engaged, valued, interactive, and rapidly connected to resources, information, each other, the Institute, the nation, and the world.

Our values

The Office of Graduate Education upholds the values of the Institute, including egalitarianism, collaboration, community, and making a difference. The OGE is especially committed to fostering excellence and quality through the values of dedication to serving students, caring about all members of the community, and inclusivity of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

The Vice Chancellor

The Vice Chancellor provides a senior voice on behalf of graduate student issues and concerns and to work with the Graduate Student Council to articulate relevant matters to senior administration. The Vice Chancellor serves on the Committee on Graduate Programs, which has oversight of graduate student progress and of the rules and regulations governing graduate education at MIT; and identifies strategic issues affecting graduate education at MIT.

The Institute

The Institute has a single faculty that is responsible for graduate and undergraduate instruction. The administration of graduate education at MIT rests with the President and the Provost, the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education, and the Committee on Graduate Programs.

Together, we foster academic excellence and quality of life for MIT's community of graduate students.