Graduate Policies & Procedures

Nonresident status

There are two special conditions under which thesis research may be carried out while not in formal residence at the Institute: Thesis Research in Absentia and Nonresident Doctoral Thesis Research Status. The former is applicable to all graduate degrees and intended primarily for students who are on location away from MIT but who in every other respect maintain full access to and contact with the academic life of the Institute. The latter is available only to doctoral students who have completed all requirements other than the thesis.