The Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS) uses an online application.
December 1 is the firm deadline for all applications.
All graduate students are currently fully supported (tuition, medical insurance, plus a stipend).
No, MAS does not require or use GRE scores.
Applicants who are not members of an underrepresented group, but are studying or employed in the US, can participate in the SOS Program. However, keep in mind that the SOS Program is intended to assist underrepresented applicants (namely African American, Latino, Native American, and women) to the Program in Media Arts and Sciences. Applicants studying or employed outside of the US are not eligible to participate.
Admission letters are emailed out in March. No information is given out by telephone.
Interviews are by invitation only, and conducted during the admissions review process.
Yes, but this requires a full application and application fee to each department or program.
No. There are many factors beyond academic qualifications that are considered during the admissions process; thus, we cannot give applicants feedback on likelihood of acceptance.
The MAS master of science degree requires a residency of two academic years. Students take five academic course subjects over two years, in addition to research work.
When applying, MAS applicants can indicate whether they are interested in a master's or doctoral degree. Regardless of degree indicated, all MAS students begin at the master's level and can apply to the doctoral program in the second year. If you list your desired final degree as PhD, you may be offered admission only to the master's program and can then apply to the PhD. If you list your desired final degree as PhD and are offered admission to the PhD, you must complete the master's requirements, and then you will move on to the doctoral program without having to re-apply.
MAS does not have a core curriculum. Coursework requirements depend on your research group. MIT's most current course catalogue is available online.
Undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors can apply to intern in the Lab through the MIT Summer Research Program (mit.edu/msrp).
MIT undergraduates can participate in Media Lab research through MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
The Media Lab does not offer tours. If you wish to visit, you should contact specific faculty members to make arrangements to meet with them and their graduate students. Research and contact information is available on our website.
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