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Visiting HASTS

Prospective Student Visit Day

Prospective applicants who would like to know more about our program and the application process are encouraged to attend the HASTS Prospective Student Visit Day, which will be held via Zoom on Friday, October 14, 2022. We expect that it will be held within the hours of 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time. If you would like to be notified when registration opens, please send a request to

While the agenda hasn't been finalized yet, the day’s events normally include a general information session led by the Director of Graduate Studies, various panel sessions with HASTS faculty, and a chance to talk with current HASTS students.

Other ways to learn more about the HASTS community and MIT

You can also learn more about the academic interests of the scholars in our programs and the kinds of conversations we’re in dialog with by attending online seminars organized by our participating departments and exploring their websites:

STS (upcoming events, recorded events)

You can also follow our programs through social media: Twitter (History, STS) and Facebook (STS). Find out more about the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences through their website, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channel.

While primarily geared towards undergraduates, you may want to explore MIT’s Admissions Office’s Visit MIT page. Prospective students who can’t attend the Visit Day may consider contacting a HASTS faculty member or student who shares their research interests in order to talk more about the fit of their own research interests with HASTS. For general questions about the program or admissions, please reach out to the Academic Administrator, Karen Gardner, at or click here to set up a meeting.  

During the admissions cycle, applicants who are selected to advance to the interview round of the admissions process will have additional opportunities to learn about HASTS and engage with members of the program in February or March.