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 
ArchitectureDecember 31
Center for Real EstateJanuary 15
Media Arts and SciencesDecember 1
Urban Studies and PlanningJanuary 3
Aeronautics and AstronauticsDecember 15
Biological EngineeringDecember 15
Chemical EngineeringDecember 1
Civil and Environmental EngineeringDecember 1
Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceDecember 15
Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and TechnologyDecember 15
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 24
EconomicsDecember 15
History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and SocietyDecember 15
Linguistics and PhilosophyDecember 15, January 2
Political ScienceDecember 15
Science WritingJanuary 15
MIT Sloan Executive MBA ProgramJanuary 3, March 14, May 30
MIT Sloan Fellows MBA ProgramOctober 6, January 11, March 1
MIT Sloan Master of Business AnalyticsJanuary 7
MIT Sloan Master of FinanceJanuary 5
MIT Sloan Master of Science in Management StudiesFebruary 15
MIT Sloan MBA ProgramOctober1, January19, April 12
MIT Sloan PhD ProgramDecember 15
BiologyDecember 1
Brain and Cognitive SciencesDecember 1
ChemistryDecember 1
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary SciencesDecember 1
PhysicsDecember 15
Computational and Systems BiologyDecember 1
Computational Science and Engineering PhDDecember 15
Computational Science and Engineering SMJanuary 11
Integrated Design and ManagementJanuary 15
Leaders for Global OperationsOctober 1, December 1
MicrobiologyDecember 1
MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography / Applied Ocean Science and EngineeringDecember 15, October 1
Operations Research CenterDecember 15
Program in Polymers and Soft MatterDecember 15
Supply Chain Management BlendedJanuary 15, June 21
Supply Chain Management ResidentialNovember 15, January 15, March 15
System Design and ManagementJanuary 11, March 1
Technology and Policy ProgramDecember 15
TransportationJanuary 4