Together, we foster academic excellence and quality of life for MIT’s community of graduate students.
The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) provides a number of services to current and prospective graduate students as well as departments, including student support and development; diversity- and community-building; advice on fellowships and financial wellbeing; oversight of policies and procedures; and support for graduate admissions and the Graduate Student Council. For more information on the history of graduate support at the Institute, visit the MIT Libraries website.
Across our work, we foster academic excellence and quality of life for MIT’s community of graduate students. Departmental graduate administrators are key partners and an important resource for students and staff. The Office is led by the Senior Associate Dean and Director and reports to the MIT Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate and Graduate Education. Read annual Reports to the President describing the work of the Vice Chancellor and all reporting offices.
The same body of faculty members are responsible for both graduate and undergraduate instruction at MIT. The administration of graduate education rests with the President and the Provost, the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education, and the Committee on Graduate Programs.
The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) supports and serves individual graduate students, programs, and schools in order to make graduate education at MIT empowering, exciting, holistic, and transformative.
We envision a graduate community of scholars whose members are ever more intellectually and socially engaged, valued, interactive, and rapidly connected to resources, information, each other, the Institute, the nation, and the world.
The Office of Graduate Education upholds the values of the Institute, including egalitarianism, collaboration, community, and making a difference. The OGE is especially committed to fostering excellence and quality through the values of dedication to serving students, caring about all members of the community, and inclusivity of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
The Vice Chancellor
The Vice Chancellor provides a senior voice on behalf of graduate student issues and concerns and to work with the Graduate Student Council to articulate relevant matters to senior administration. The Vice Chancellor serves on the Committee on Graduate Programs, which has oversight of graduate student progress and of the rules and regulations governing graduate education at MIT; and identifies strategic issues affecting graduate education at MIT.
The Institute has a single faculty that is responsible for graduate and undergraduate instruction. The administration of graduate education at MIT rests with the President and the Provost, the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education, and the Committee on Graduate Programs.