研究生Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

My undergraduate experience was affected by COVID-19. What will that mean for my application?

DMSE is following MIT's policies, stated below. Please contact our office, dmse-admissions@mit.edu with questions.

In response to the challenges of teaching, learning, and assessing academic performance during the global COVID-19 pandemic, MIT has adopted the following principle: MIT’s admissions committees and offices for graduate and professional schools will take the significant disruptions of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 into account when reviewing students’ transcripts and other admissions materials as part of their regular practice of performing individualized, holistic reviews of each applicant.
In particular, as we review applications now and in the future, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Pass/No Record (or Credit/No Credit or Pass/Fail) and other grading options during the unprecedented period of COVID-19 disruptions, whether those decisions were made by institutions or by individual students. We also expect that the individual experiences of applicants will richly inform applications and, as such, they will be considered with the entirety of a student’s record.
Ultimately, even in these challenging times, our goal remains to form graduate student cohorts that are collectively excellent and composed of outstanding individuals who will challenge and support one another.
Questions or concerns about this statement should be directed to the academic department or program to which the prospective student has applied.

How do I obtain an application?
When is the application due?
What are the application requirements?

You will need to complete the材料科学与工程在线申请雷竞技竞猜. The application is open untilDecember 1;建议书必须在12月31日之前提交。

下列事项必须提交性能试验ore an application will be evaluated:

  • The DMSE Online Application
  • $75.00 applicationfee
  • One official transcript from each college/university you have attended (transfer credits, semester abroad, etc.) The transcripts must be sent by the university/college registrar’s office todmse-admissions@mit.edu或者在由大学/学院注册商办公室密封的信封中发送。
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • If your first language is not English, you will need to submit an official IELTS (preferred) or TOEFL test score.
  • Applicants interested in an跨学科计划(e.g., PPSM, TPP) should also check with that particular program for additional requirements.

Is the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) mandatory?

The department is suspending the GRE requirement for this year's application cycle for Fall 2021 admissions and will neither require nor accept GRE scores as supplementary material.

Where do I send my transcripts/IELTS/TOEFL?

所有应用材料的邮寄地址是:

材料科学与工程系雷竞技竞猜
Academic Office
Bldg 6 Room 107
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Your official transcripts must come in a sealed envelope from your university/college’s registrar's office or the registrar's office may submit your official transcripts todmse-admissions@mit.edu .转录人需要在2020年12月31日之前收到。

Is the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or TOEFL mandatory for all international applicants?

For international applicants only who are requesting to waive the IELTS/TOEFL requirement.

Describe how you meet one of the following criteria. (1) Are you a student who has attended elementary/secondary schools that provide instruction primarily in English or (2) Are you a student who will have received an undergraduate degree from an institution that provides instruction primarily in English or (3) Are you a student who has been in the U.S. for 3 years and will have received a degree from an American institution before entering MIT?

Include a statement requesting the waiver in the Test Scores/Experience page on the online application.

What department and school code should I indicate for IELTS or TOEFL test score reports?

The institution code for MIT is R3514.

Note: If you accidentally used a different department code for the IELTS (preferred) or TOEFL, the department admissions office should still be able to access your score as long as they were sent to MIT. Students who submit an application will be informed if the scores have been received in the notification email sent out after the application has been submitted.

Can the application fee ($75) be waived?

在支付费用之前,您的申请不会采取任何行动。麻省理工学员OGE (Office of Graduate Education)will review application fee waiver requests from:

US citizens and US permanent residents* who meet one of the criteria below:

  • 在过去一年中表现出经济困难。
  • Participated in an MIT/OGE sponsored diversity program in the past 5 years**.
  • Participated in a special fellowship program in the past 3 years.
  • 在过去的3年里参加了多样性招聘活动。
  • Served as a current or former member of the US Armed Forces.

*美国永久居民必须提供此状态的证明,例如绿卡的副本。
**参加参加MIT汇聚或MSRP计划的美国学院和大学的国际申请人也有资格申请。

Eligible applicants who are requesting a fee waiver need to complete thisform.

In all other cases, MIT will not allow us to consider an application unless accompanied by the application fee.

How will I know that you have received all of my application materials?

你将通知by email when we receive your application. You will also be able to check the status of your application & supplemental materials via the online application. You will receive a final confirmation once all materials have been received and added to the application file (recommendation letters, transcripts, test scores). This confirmation will be sent before January 31.
If, on January 31, you have not heard that the application is complete, please email the department.

What is the review process timetable?

We receive over 500 applications for S.M./Ph.D. September matriculation. Our Admissions Committee reviews applicants throughout January and February. S.M./Ph.D. applicants are typically notified in writing by end of February.

Can you give me an idea of my chances for admission, based on scores or Class Rank, for example?

We can make no preliminary evaluation based on one or two qualifications. The Admissions Committee carefully reviews the entire application (recommendations, essay, grades, test scores, previous research experience, etc.) in making its decisions.

I do not have an undergraduate background in Materials Science & Engineering. Do I have any chance of being admitted?

Yes, while many of our admitted students have an undergraduate background in materials science and engineering, the remaining students have training in fields such as biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering.

国务院承认自己的S.B.学生吗the graduate program?

Yes, we consider our own undergraduates for admission to all of our graduate programs.

Would it help my chances to send my application directly to a specific faculty member?

Admission decisions are made by a departmental committee. The decision is based on overall qualifications, independent of research interest. If you bypass the regular admissions route, you risk having your application misplaced. Please direct all admission related inquiries todmse-admissions@mit.edu.

Should I contact faculty members to try to secure a Research Assistantship before I've been admitted?

Students are urged to wait for official admission to DMSE before contacting faculty regarding research assistantships and thesis supervision.

提供哪种资金来支持该计划的学生?

S.M./PH.D。学生通常由各种各样的支持支持fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships during their time at MIT. These appointments pay tuition, a competitive stipend, and health insurance. Students are encouraged to apply for outside fellowships to help finance their graduate studies. Some domestic students are supported by NSF, NDSEG, Hertz, and Whitaker fellowships, as well as other government and corporate sources. Some international students are supported by their government or a scholarship agency (e.g., Samsung scholarship, ILJU, Royal Thai government) Kwanjeong Scholarship, Canadian NSERC.

Is it possible to take courses on a part-time basis or as a visiting student?

The DMSE graduate program requires on-campus attendance at classes that are offered during the day and generally meet 2-3 times per week. Please refer to theMIT Office of Graduate Admissionsfor information about special student admissions and MIT advanced study program.

How long does it take to earn the doctoral degree in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT?

DMSE graduate students normally take about 5 years to earn the Ph.D.

我已经拥有硕士学位,所以我可以从我的M.S.申请课程吗?走向博士?

MIT has a qualifying procedure for the doctoral degree, so, even though you have already earned a master of science degree at another institution, if you receive admission here, you would be admitted as a master of science degree student with the option to bypass the master's degree and go directly into the doctoral program provided that you successfully pass the qualification procedure.

The rules for exercising the by-pass option are that the student must take subjects3.20,3.21,3.22和3.23for academic credit and must take the General Written Examination after two academic semesters. Those who receive a Pass on the General Written Examination become eligible to sit the Thesis Area Examination in their second year. Those who receive a Pass on the Thesis Area Examination then become "doctoral registrants" and begin the Qualifying Procedure. In this case, they need not complete the S.M. degree. Note: Students admitted in this category who do not take the General Written Examination after two academic semesters lose the “option to by-pass” the SM and must earn the Master’s Degree before taking the Written General Exam.

Some students admitted in this category may choose to complete the S.M. before working on their doctoral degree's thesis research. Such students may still take the General Written Examination after two terms and, having passed it, begin the Qualifying Procedure.

申请PPSM或考古资料的学生互动博士计划应审查这些计划的资格程序。

我可以访问该部门吗?

Prospective applicants are welcome to visit MIT. You can arrange a tour of the campus through the MITAdmissions Office. Admitted students are encouraged to visit on one of our twoweekend-long visits(arrive Thursday early evening and depart Sunday morning) in March to become acquainted with the department, with MIT as a whole, and with Boston and Cambridge. Food and lodging are supplied as is part of the airfare.

Are other interdepartmental programs available?

麻省理工学员材料科学与工程系雷竞技竞猜participates inseveral interdepartmental programs. Admission procedures vary; please contact these offices to obtain information and instructions.

I applied last year and was not accepted. Will the Admissions Committee either reevaluate my application this year or accept a new application?

Previous applications to our graduate program are not taken into consideration during the current review process. For fairness purposes, all applications are considered new every year. The information about previous applications is collected for statistical purposes and for matching validstandardized test scoresfor the current admissions cycle.

I am currently in a Ph.D. program and would like to transfer to MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Is that possible?

We regret that you are not eligible to apply to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT because you are already enrolled in a Ph.D. program (this restriction also applies to graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program within another department at MIT). We welcome applications from those who have completed or are completing the B.S. or M.S. degree. Those who have received a PhD are not admitted.

Is the admission criteria for the SM and PhD final degree objectives different?

The criteria for admissions is the same. The Admissions Committee does not make a distinction in the application evaluation process.

Do I need to complete the "Record of Subjects Taken" in the online application?

No. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering does not require applicants to complete the “Record of Subjects Taken” in the online application.

What are recent career paths alumni from the graduate programs have taken?

Academia毕业方案的最近校友有几所大学/研究中心的教授或博士后研究员/研究人员,包括:Tufts大学,东北大学,加州理工学院,斯坦福大学,Espci CNRS(EcoleSupérieuredeMeather雷竞技下载链接 官网appyetDe Chimie Industrielles,Center National de La Recherche Scientifique),牛津大学和麻省理工学院。

IndustryOur recent alumni have pursued industry positions at: 3M, Accenture, A123 Systems, Applied Materials, Dow Corning, Draper Labs, Cambridge Energy Research Associates, General Electric, Intel, Johnson Electric Group, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, KaZaK Composites, Kiva Systems Inc., Laboratoire Matiere Molle et Chimie charge de recherche CNRS, Omni-Guide Communications; RTI International, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Sandia National Laboratory, Teradyne Connector Systems, Texas Instruments, Transform Pharmaceutical Inc, the US Food & Drug Administration

Some alumni are pursuing careers in government, consulting, or law: BlueCross BlueShield Association, Choate Hall & Stewart, DJS Consulting Group, LZT investment, McKinsey.

What is the departmental mailing address?

材料科学与工程系雷竞技竞猜
Academic Office
Bldg 6 Room 107
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
dmse-admissions@mit.edu

如果承认,我可以推迟我的入场吗?

On rare occasions, deferral requests are approved for one year. Approved deferrals will only be for admission and not for any departmental financial aid award a student received upon admission. Applicants must contact the department to ask about a deferral before February 1.