Resources

Below are a few resources for graduate school admissions as well as professional organizations that may be of interest.

MIT Facts
A pocket-sized brochure of essential facts about MIT

Graduate Admissions
Description of the application process to MIT’s graduate programs

Applying to Graduate School
Advice from the MIT Careers Office on applying to graduate school with resources for personal statements, letters of recommendation, funding, and options after graduate school

GRE – Graduate Record Examinations
Most MIT departments require the GRE General Test and an appropriate Subject Test as part of their graduate application. To view requirements for a specific department, click here. The computer-based GRE General Test is available year-round in the US and around the world, and appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

GMAT – Graduate Management Admission Test
A standardized assessment that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management

Graduate Diversity Outreach Programs (pdf)
A brochure describing graduate diversity outreach programs at MIT

Sell Yourself
Guidance for Developing Your Personal Statement for Graduate School Applications

MIT Black Graduate Students Association
A student-run organization that strives to promote the cohesiveness and academic success of African, African American, and Afro Caribbean graduate students

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at MIT
MIT’s chapter of the national organization that promotes the advancement of Hispanic engineers and scientists

National Society of Black Engineers at MIT 
MIT’s chapter of the largest student-managed organization in the country that aims to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers

Society of Women Engineers at MIT
Not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
A professional society that aims to build an eminent community of scientists and engineers by increasing the number of minorities in these fields

See also a description of graduate preview weekends at other colleges and universities.