Information for All Applicants
  • Application Deadline: December 15 for the following fall semester.
  • Online applications only. The Fall 2014 admissions cycle is currently closed. The 2015 cycle will open on September 15.
  • Applications, including recommendation letters, are required to be submitted electronically using the online application system. Hard copies will not be accepted.
  • GREs not required.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Principal components include statement of objectives (including links to online portfolio if required), transcripts from past attended universities (please upload unofficial transcripts to the online application, official transcripts are not required), and three recommendation letters.
  • Application must list three faculty members/research groups with whom you'd like to work; include this information in the "areas of research or interdisciplinary program" field, and list faculty names at the beginning of statement of objective.
  • Interviews are by invitation only after application submission.
  • All students in Media Arts and Sciences are currently fully funded (tuition, medical insurance, and stipend).
  • Coursework requirements depend on your research group—there is no "core curriculum."
  • MIT's most current course catalogue is available online.