The Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS) is a part of MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning, and offers both master's of science and PhD degrees in media arts and sciences.
Master's of science requirements:
- Residency of two academic years (one semester may be a summer semester)
- Research thesis
- Five academic course subjects over two years, in addition to research
Doctor of philosophy requirements:
- Qualifying examination (consisting of written and oral components)
- Program of original research leading to a thesis, and a thesis defense
Students pursuing the PhD degree without a master’s in media arts and sciences are admitted first as master’s students; continuation to the doctoral program is then conditional on performance in the master’s program.