Special Instructions for applying to the MIT Microbiology Graduate Program
Applications are submitted online at : https://gradapply.mit.edu/microbiology/

Application System Opens: October 1st
Application Deadline: December 1st

All completed applications will be reviewed
and invitations to interview will be sent mid-January.
In-person interviews are required to be considered for admission to the program.
Interviews will be held on the Open House dates below.

2020 Open House (Interview Day) Dates:
Micro Open House I: Thursday February 6, 2020
Micro Open House II:
Tuesday February 11, 2020

Please send your IELTS scores to:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Office of Graduate Admissions Room 3-103
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Note:  We no longer accept TOEFL scores.
Please arrange to take the IELTS exam with sufficient time to include your exam score by the application deadline.

International students should not complete the ethnicity section. Only U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents are requested to complete this section.

“Is the MIT Microbiology Graduate Program the right program for me?”
This is a question we often hear, especially if applicants are considering or applying to other departments within MIT.  As you can see from our website, we have over 60 faculty from over 10 different departments participating in the Microbiology Graduate Program.

One way to help you decide where best to apply is for you to determine whether all, or almost all, of the faculty in whose research you are interested are in one department.  If that is the case, applying to that individual department would be more appropriate.  If you are equally interested in faculty and labs from different departments, then a program like MIT Microbiology can provide you the flexibility to bridge different departments and disciplines, both in your coursework and your research. 

You may also want to consider whether a smaller program is the right environment for you.  Some large departments may admit 50 or more students each year.  MIT Microbiology is intended to be a smaller program, admitting a class of less than 10 students each year.

You can still apply to more than one program / department if you determine that a few of the scenarios described above could work equally well for you.

We hope this was helpful to you as you decide on a graduate program that is a good fit for you and can best help you accomplish your goals.

If you have any questions, please contact the Academic Administrator Jacquie Carota, at microbiology [at] mit.edu.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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