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Unlike other laboratories at MIT, the Media Lab comprises both a degree-granting graduate Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS) and a highly innovative research program focused on inventing a better future through creative applications of innovative digital technologies.
GRADUATE STUDIESThe Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS) is a part of MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning. MAS offers:
- A master of science degree in media arts and sciences.
- A PhD degree. Students pursuing the PhD degree without a master’s in media arts and sciences are usually admitted first as MS students; continuation to the doctoral program is then conditional on performance in the MS program.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDIESThe Program in Media Arts and Sciences is only a graduate degree program. MIT undergraduates may become involved with Media Lab work through:
- A special Freshman-Year Program that emphasizes project-oriented work. Students in this program attend mainstream lectures for core freshman subjects but take recitations led by Media Lab researchers and faculty.
- The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). Each year, close to 150 students work with Lab researchers through this hands-on research program.