Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 38-444
Cambridge MA, 02139


Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Application Opens:
September 16

December 15 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Fall Term (September)
Summer Term (June) for LGO students

Electrical Engineer or Engineer in Computer Science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Science (ScD)

Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (MEng)*

Master of Engineering Thesis Program with Industry (MEng)*
Master of Engineering in Computer Science and Molecular Biology (MEng)*
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SM)**
NOTE: The department does not offer admission for a terminal master’s degree. Please see the Special Instructions section for more information on the MEng and SM degree options.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

  • Not required

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Minimum score required: 7
  • Electronic scores send to: MIT Graduate Admissions

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Minimum score required: 100 (iBT) 600 (PBT)
  • Institute code: 3514
  • Department code: 78 or 66

IELTS exam is preferred over the TOEFL. Waiver of TOEFL/IELTS may be available.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Bioelectrical Engineering
  • Circuit Design
  • Communications
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Graphics and Vision
  • Computer Networks
  • Control and Decisions Systems
  • Electromagnetics, Energy, and Power
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Inference
  • Machine Learning
  • Materials, Devices, and Photonics
  • Natural Language and Speech Processing
  • Programming Languages
  • Robotics
  • Signal Processing
  • Systems
  • Theoretical Computer Science

In the EECS PhD program, students are supported with a fellowship, research assistantship or teaching assistantship. The financial support provides full tuition, a monthly living stipend and medical insurance. When needed, additional departmental support is available. 

Decisions on support are made after decisions on admission and are based on the information supplied in the application for admission. Any newly admitted student will automatically be considered for Department fellowships and assistantship support. Newly admitted students are also encouraged to apply to outside government and private agencies for fellowship support. Please see the EECS website for more information.

  • Online application
  • Statement of objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • English proficiency exam scores

*The Master of Engineering degrees are available to MIT undergraduates only.

**The Master of Science degree is required of students pursuing a doctoral degree. If you do not have a master’s degree when you apply, you will receive that degree first before proceeding to the PhD. A terminal master’s degree is not offered.

Applicants should not send published papers or theses. Admitted students will be required to submit official transcript(s) to the EECS Graduate Office.

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