Graduate Policies & Procedures

Admissions & Registration

The admissions process for graduate programs at MIT is decentralized. Thus, applicants apply directly to the academic department, or degree-granting program of interest.

The Admissions Office provides central administrative support to departments and degree-granting programs. View their web site for complete details on graduate admissions, including information on the application process, degree requirements, and how to order a course catalogue. MIT’s course catalogue, available in print and online, provides a comprehensive description of undergraduate and graduate programs as well as a full listing of subject descriptions.

Registration is the process of establishing official student status at the Institute after acceptance to a graduate program. Any person who uses the Institute’s facilities (including housing) and educational resources and/or is actively working toward satisfying the requirements for a degree must register.

Individuals on campus who are not registered during a term are not considered students and do not have student privileges.