Graduate Education

MIT’s graduate students and postdocs, the lifeblood of the Institute’s research enterprise, represent one of the most talented and diverse cohorts in the world.

The Institute’s graduate programs provide collaborative environments and cutting edge facilities, such as MIT.nano, for advanced study. Students work together with faculty to extend the boundaries of knowledge in fields ranging from quantum computing to medicine to political science to the arts.

MIT boasts globally prominent doctoral programs in engineering, mathematics, architecture, management, the social sciences, and the humanities. Students interested in developing their teaching skills can take advantage of the Kaufman Teaching Certificate Program.

The Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, the Center for Real Estate, the Program in Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, and other programs offer interdisciplinary graduate degrees. The Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program and the MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering provide opportunities for graduate students to engage with other local institutions.