Master’s Degrees

The master’s degree generally requires a minimum of one academic year of study.

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 degree program requires two years of study and provides a higher level of professional competence than is required by a master’s degree program, 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 OpensApplication Deadline
Aeronautics and AstronauticsSeptember 1December 1
ArchitectureSeptember 15January 7
Center for Real EstateSeptember 1January 15
Chemical EngineeringSeptember 5November 13
Civil and Environmental EngineeringSeptember 15December 1
Comparative Media Studies
Computational Science and Engineering SM
Data, Economics, and Development PolicyDecember 2January 13
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary SciencesSeptember 1December 1
Integrated Design and Management
Leaders for Global OperationsSummerNovember 8
Materials Science and EngineeringSeptember 15December 1
Mechanical EngineeringSeptember 15December 15
Media Arts and SciencesSeptember 15December 15
MIT Sloan Executive MBA ProgramSummerMultiple Deadlines;
see program page
MIT Sloan Fellows MBA ProgramSummerRound 1: October 3
Round 2: January 25
MIT Sloan Master of Business AnalyticsSummerJanuary 4 at 3:00 PM EST
MIT Sloan Master of FinanceSummerJanuary 4 at 3:00 PM EST
MIT Sloan Master of Science in Management StudiesNovember 1February 15
MIT Sloan MBA ProgramSummerRound 1: September 27
Round 2: January 17
Round 3: April 8
MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography /
Applied Ocean Science and Engineering
July 1October 1
Nuclear Science and EngineeringSeptember 15December 15
Operations Research CenterSeptember 15December 15
Political ScienceOctober 9December 15
Science WritingSeptember 1January 15
Supply Chain Management BlendedSeptember 1Round 1: December 19
Round 2: June 18
Supply Chain Management ResidentialSeptember 1Round 1: November 1
Round 2: January 31
Round 3: March 30
System Design and ManagementSummerDecember 15, March 3
Technology and Policy ProgramSeptember 15December 15
TransportationOctober 1January 15
Urban Studies and PlanningSeptember 5December 15