Graduate Education

Selected Facts

  • The admissions process for graduate programs at MIT is decentralized. Applicants apply directly to the academic department or degree-granting program of interest.
  • There is no cap on the number of graduate students admitted to MIT. Departments admit as many as they can support based on their research assistantship, teaching assistantship, and fellowship resources, as well as the number of faculty available to advise on research.
  • In the 2014–2015 academic year, doctoral students were supported with research assistantships (52 percent), fellowships (29 percent), and teaching assistantships (12 percent). Eight percent received some other form of support or no support.
  • Thirty percent of all graduate students were housed on campus.