Master’s Degrees

The master’s degree generally requires a minimum of one academic year of study, while the engineer’s degree requires two years.

Admission to MIT for the master’s degree does not necessarily imply an automatic commitment by MIT beyond that level of study.

In the School of Engineering, students may be awarded the engineer’s degree. This program provides a higher level of professional competence than is required by the program leading to the master’s degree, but less emphasis is placed on creative research than in the doctoral program.

Below is a list of programs and departments that offer master-level degrees.

ProgramApplication Deadline
Aeronautics and AstronauticsDecember 15
ArchitectureJanuary 7
Center for Real EstateJanuary 15
Chemical EngineeringNovember 20
Civil and Environmental EngineeringDecember 1
Comparative Media StudiesJanuary 1
Computational Science and Engineering SMDecember 15
Data, Economics, and Development PolicyJanuary 24
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary SciencesDecember 1
Integrated Design and ManagementJanuary 15
Leaders for Global OperationsSeptember 29, December 1
Materials Science and EngineeringDecember 1
Mechanical EngineeringDecember 15
Media Arts and SciencesDecember 1
MIT Sloan Executive MBA ProgramJanuary 3, March 14
MIT Sloan Fellows MBA ProgramOctober 3, January 11, February 15
MIT Sloan Master of Business AnalyticsJanuary 5
MIT Sloan Master of FinanceJanuary 5
MIT Sloan Master of Science in Management StudiesFebruary 15
MIT Sloan MBA ProgramSeptember 29, January 18, April 11
MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography /
Applied Ocean Science and Engineering
October 1
Nuclear Science and EngineeringDecember 15
Operations Research CenterDecember 15
Political ScienceDecember 15
Science WritingJanuary 15
Supply Chain Management BlendedJanuary 31, June 21, August 1
Supply Chain Management ResidentialNovember 1, January 31, March 28
System Design and ManagementDecember 15, March 3
Technology and Policy ProgramDecember 15
TransportationJanuary 4
Urban Studies and PlanningDecember 15