Graduate Policies & Procedures

Government restrictions

The Committee on Graduate Programs recognizes that certain government agencies which sponsor research may require that theses be submitted for security review before they can be placed in the MIT Libraries or published. In the event that the agency does not permit immediate public disclosure of a thesis, this does not preclude its acceptance, but the Dean for Graduate Education will appoint a special subcommittee of the Committee on Graduate Programs to determine what steps can be taken to ensure eventual publication. A student should not embark on such a thesis without prior approval.