Fields of Study

Most universities have defined “graduate schools” or “graduate colleges”; however, MIT is different in that all of our schools offer graduate programs.

There are five schools and one college at MIT: Architecture and Planning; Engineering; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; Management; Science; and the Schwarzman College of Computing. Each of these five schools oversees several departments and programs. The School itself is not responsible for the admission of students; instead each department or program manages its own admissions process.

Below is a list of programs and departments organized by field of study.

ProgramApplication Deadline
Architecture & Planning 
ArchitectureJanuary 7
Center for Real EstateJanuary 15
Media Arts and SciencesDecember 1
Urban Studies and PlanningDecember 15
Aeronautics and AstronauticsDecember 15
Biological EngineeringDecember 15
Chemical EngineeringNovember 20
Civil and Environmental EngineeringDecember 1
Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceDecember 15
Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and TechnologyDecember 1
Institute for Data, Systems, and SocietyDecember 15
Materials Science and EngineeringDecember 1
Mechanical EngineeringDecember 15
Nuclear Science and EngineeringDecember 15
Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences 
Comparative Media StudiesJanuary 1
Data, Economics, and Development PolicyJanuary 13
EconomicsDecember 15
History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and SocietyDecember 10
Linguistics and PhilosophyDecember 15, January 2
Political ScienceDecember 15
Science WritingJanuary 15
MIT Sloan Executive MBA ProgramJanuary 3, March 14
MIT Sloan Fellows MBA ProgramOctober 3, January 11, February 15
MIT Sloan Master of Business AnalyticsJanuary 8
MIT Sloan Master of FinanceJanuary 8
MIT Sloan Master of Science in Management StudiesFebruary 15
MIT Sloan MBA ProgramSeptember 29, January 18, April 11
MIT Sloan PhD ProgramDecember 1
BiologyDecember 1
Brain and Cognitive SciencesDecember 1
ChemistryDecember 1
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary SciencesDecember 1
MathematicsDecember 15 
PhysicsDecember 15
Computational and Systems BiologyDecember 1
Computational Science and Engineering PhDDecember 1
Computational Science and Engineering SMDecember 15
Integrated Design and ManagementJanuary 15
Leaders for Global OperationsSeptember 29, December 1
MicrobiologyDecember 1
MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography / Applied Ocean Science and EngineeringOctober 1, December 15
Operations Research CenterDecember 15
Program in Polymers and Soft MatterDecember 1, December 15
Supply Chain Management BlendedDecember 20, June 20
Supply Chain Management ResidentialOctober 31, January 31, March 31
System Design and ManagementDecember 15, March 3
Technology and Policy ProgramDecember 15
TransportationJanuary 4