In some circumstances, students of faculty who are newly hired to MIT wish to continue their thesis research with the advisor. Typically, these are students in the advanced stages of degree candidacy and for whom the continued advisory relationship would facilitate timely completion of the degree. Such students may seek to transfer to MIT and obtain a degree. The departmental graduate committee will review eligibility and progress and, as appropriate, offer admission as a regular MIT graduate student and accept transfer credits towards the degree.
The minimum residency requirement of two regular terms for doctoral candidates, or one regular term for master’s degree candidates, does apply.