NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT


GRADUATE : Admissions

Changes for the 2021-2022 graduate application cycle

  • In recognition of the significant disruptions caused by Covid-19, NSE will not require or consider GRE exam scores as part of the upcoming admissions cycle.
  • NSE will accept the IELTS Indicator online exam in order to accommodate students unable to access the TOEFL and IELTS in-person exams.

Special Notice Regarding COVID-19 Disruptions

Please review MIT Covid-19 statement and how MIT is tackling the COVID-19 pandemic at https://now.mit.edu.

In response to the challenges of teaching, learning, and assessing academic performance during the global COVID-19 pandemic, MIT has adopted the following principle: MIT's admissions committees and offices for graduate and professional schools will take the significant disruptions of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 into account when reviewing students' transcripts and other admissions materials as part of their regular practice of performing individualized, holistic reviews of each applicant.

In particular, as we review applications now and in the future, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Pass/No Record (or Credit/No Credit or Pass/Fail) and other grading options during the period of COVID-19 disruptions, whether those decisions were made by institutions or by individual students. We also expect that the individual experiences of applicants will richly inform applications and, as such, they will be considered with the entirety of a student's record.

Ultimately, even in these challenging times, our goal remains to form graduate student cohorts that are collectively excellent and composed of outstanding individuals who will challenge and support one another.

Questions or concerns about this statement should be directed to the Admissions Coordinator, Brandy Baker, brandyb@mit.edu.

Applications for graduate studies in the Department are accepted only through the web system.

It will guide you through the requirements of the application and help by indicating any aspects of the application that are incomplete.

Please upload your transcript to the online system. Official transcripts are required for students who are admitted to the graduate program. Failing to complete an in-progress degree or uploading a transcript that has been tampered with will result in the admission offer being rescinded.

Your recommenders must submit letters by 15 December. We require that all recommendations be submitted electronically, using the web application system. Go to Letters of Recommendation and then Letter Status to ask for electronic recommendations and to check whether recommendations have arrived. You must e-mail your recommenders the instructions shown in Letter Status. It is your responsibility to ensure that your recommenders do enter their letters. You may not submit more than three letters of recommendation.

If your language of instruction beginning in primary school was not English, you'll need to take the TOEFL or the IELTS. MIT only accepts official score reports; a photocopy will not be considered an official test score. You may not use expired scores. The TOEFL/IELTS is required even if you have a prior degree from a US university, or are currently studying in the US. Test scores must be received by the December 15 due date.

TOEFL/IELTS waivers will be considered for students meeting all of the following criteria: 1) you have (or will complete) at least 4 years of study at a US educational institution; 2) a letter must be provided from the US University or English language school verifying fluency in English and include all test results used to make this assessment (can include prior TOEFL/IELTS scores or in-house English language exams, as well as any other assessment methods used). The letter/documentation provided by your US university must be sufficient for the English language visa requirement.

You can find more information on the Nuclear Science and Engineering graduate programs at the graduate education page. More information about the applications process can be found at the central website. Applications for the dual degree MBA/MS program are accepted at the LGO website.

Please address questions about Nuclear Science and Engineering and the application process to the Admissions Coordinator, Brandy Baker, brandyb@mit.edu.

Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering

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