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The deadline for September 2019 admission has passed. If you submitted an application by the Dec. 15, 2018 deadline, you can log back into your application to read an update on the admissions process posted on Jan. 31, 2019.

Applications must include all of the following in order to be reviewed:

An ideal recommender is someone who knows you well and can speak to your ability to succeed in a PhD program. It is recommended that at least two letters come from people who are familiar with your academic work and/or future research interests.

If a recommender has difficulties using our admissions system, please ask him/her to send an email to or send their recommendation letter in a sealed envelope directly to the department:

Doctoral Program in HASTS
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, E51-163
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

More Information

Click on the following links for an admissions overview, funding and frequently asked questions.