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.
Program Application Deadline Architecture & Planning Architecture December 31 Center for Real Estate January 15 Media Arts and Sciences December 1 Urban Studies and Planning January 3 Engineering Aeronautics and Astronautics December 15 Biological Engineering December 15 Chemical Engineering December 1 Civil and Environmental Engineering December 1 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science December 15 Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology December 15 Institute for Data, Systems, and Society December 15 Materials Science and Engineering December 1 Mechanical Engineering December 15 Nuclear Science and Engineering December 15 Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Comparative Media Studies January 1 Data, Economics, and Development Policy January 24 Economics December 15 History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society December 15 Linguistics and Philosophy December 15, January 2 Political Science December 15 Science Writing January 15 Management MIT Sloan Executive MBA Program January 3, March 14, May 30 MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program October 6, January 11, March 1 MIT Sloan Master of Business Analytics January 7 MIT Sloan Master of Finance January 5 MIT Sloan Master of Science in Management Studies February 15 MIT Sloan MBA Program October1, January19, April 12 MIT Sloan PhD Program December 15 Science Biology December 1 Brain and Cognitive Sciences December 1 Chemistry December 1 Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences December 1 Mathematics Physics December 15 Interdisciplinary Computational and Systems Biology December 1 Computational Science and Engineering PhD December 15 Computational Science and Engineering SM January 11 Integrated Design and Management January 15 Leaders for Global Operations October 1, December 1 Microbiology December 1 MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography / Applied Ocean Science and Engineering December 15, October 1 Operations Research Center December 15 Program in Polymers and Soft Matter December 15 Supply Chain Management Blended January 15, June 21 Supply Chain Management Residential November 15, January 15, March 15 System Design and Management January 11, March 1 Technology and Policy Program December 15 Transportation January 4