Graduate Policies & Procedures

Student status

Regular student

Rules for admission as a regular student

International student

Expectations for international students


Rules for attending subjects as a listener

Special student

Rules and deadlines for graduate students whose intended program of study is essentially graduate in nature but who is not a candidate for an advanced degree

Part time status

Regulations regarding the pursuit of a graduate degree on a part time basis

Nonresident status

Conditions under which thesis research may be carried out while not in formal residence at the Institute

Visiting student

Information for students who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution of higher education other than MIT and have been invited by faculty to do research at MIT

Exchange scholar

Information regarding studying on campus at another institution

Transfer student

Information for students of faculty who are newly hired to MIT and wish to continue their thesis research with the advisor

Institute research staff

Information regarding research staff who wish to work for an advanced degree as a special graduate student