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
ArchitectureDecember 15
Center for Real EstateJanuary 15
Chemical EngineeringDecember 1
Civil and Environmental EngineeringDecember 1
Comparative Media StudiesJanuary 1
Computational Science and Engineering SMJanuary 11
Data, Economics, and Development PolicyJanuary 24
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary SciencesDecember 1
Integrated Design and ManagementJanuary 15
Leaders for Global OperationsOctober 1, December 1
Materials Science and EngineeringDecember 1
Mechanical EngineeringDecember 15
Media Arts and SciencesDecember 1
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 ProgramOctober 1, January 19, April 12
MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography /
Applied Ocean Science and Engineering
December 15
Nuclear Science and EngineeringDecember 15
Operations Research CenterDecember 15
Political ScienceDecember 15
Science WritingJanuary 15
Supply Chain Management BlendedJanuary 15, June 21
Supply Chain Management ResidentialNovember 15, January 15, March15
System Design and ManagementJanuary 11, March 1
Technology and Policy ProgramDecember 15
TransportationJanuary 4
Urban Studies and PlanningJanuary 3