Doctoral Degrees A doctoral degree requires the satisfactory completion of an approved program of advanced study and original research of high quality. The PhD and ScD degrees are awarded interchangeably by all departments in the School of Engineering and the School of Science except in the fields of biology, cognitive science, neuroscience, medical engineering, and medical physics.
Biological engineering explores complex living systems and develops strategies for using them to solve problems — from curing disease to developing cleaner energy sources. Our faculty and students are pushing frontiers in synthetic biology, gene editing, and the study of the microbiome, as well as spurring biomedical applications and innovations.
MIT has a number of established interdepartmental programs, and there are many more opportunities for students to arrange interdepartmental programs with interested faculty members. All MIT graduate degree programs have residency requirements, which reflect academic terms (excluding summer).In the MIT School of Engineering, students apply directly to academic departments or interdisciplinary programs. There is no cap on the number of graduate students admitted.This traditional, research-based doctoral degree program provides a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of chemical engineering, as well as an intensive research experience. The Doctor of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering are identical degree programs.
Over the summer, four mechanical engineering graduate students had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working in industry. Through the recently launched Industry Immersion Project Program (I2P), students were paired with a company and tasked with tackling a short-term project.Read More
The Doctoral Program in Social and Engineering Systems (SES) is a unique research program focused on addressing concrete and societally significant problems by combining the analytical tools and methods of statistics and information sciences with engineering and social science tools and methods.Read More
MIT Doctoral Program in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) The Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) PhD program allows students to specialize at the doctoral level in a computation-related field of their choice through focused coursework and a doctoral thesis. Applications from candidates who have a strong foundation in core.Read More
Our graduate programs provide limitless possibilities at the frontier of knowledge and innovation. Graduate students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering make a lasting impact in the world, as they launch careers in academia and industry, or become entrepreneurs.Read More
The PhD Program is integral to the research of MIT Sloan's world-class faculty. With a reputation as risk-takers who are unafraid to embrace the unconventional, they are engaged in exciting disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that often includes PhD students as key team members.Read More
An MIT innovation offered nowhere else, the Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering Practice degree program enhances and extends doctoral research with the unique resources of MIT’s David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice (“Practice School”), and the world-class leadership instruction of MIT’s Sloan School of Management.Read More
Applying to the Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP) PhD Program Passionate about the place where science, engineering, and medicine intersect? Earn a PhD grounded in quantitative science or engineering, combined with extensive training in biomedical sciences and clinical practice.Read More
Program Overview The doctoral program in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) at MIT allows enrolled students to specialize at the doctoral level in a computation-related field of their choice through focused coursework and a doctoral thesis. This program is offered through a number of participating departments, namely.Read More
MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) offers a world-class education that combines thorough analysis with hands-on discovery. One of the original six courses offered when MIT was founded in 1865, MechE's faculty and students conduct research that pushes boundaries and provides creative solutions for the world's problems.Read More
The EECS Department is the largest in the School of Engineering with about 700 graduate students in the doctoral program. Application is for the doctoral program only; there is no terminal master's degree. A Master's of Engineering is available only for qualified EECS undergraduates.Read More