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  • Requirements

    The following are general requirements you should meet to apply to the MIT Sloan PhD Program. Complete instructions concerning application requirements are available in the online application.

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
    • A strong quantitative background (the Accounting group requires calculus)
    • Exposure to microeconomics and macroeconomics (the Accounting group requires microeconomics)

    GMAT/GRE Scores

    • Either GMAT (code X5X-QS-21) or GRE (code 3510)
    • Scores must be from within the last five years
    • No minimum score requirement
    • Only official test reports are accepted
    If your scores are due to expire close to the admissions deadline, please have them forwarded to our program before they expire, even if you have not yet completed your application

    Registration information for the GMAT and GRE may be obtained at and respectively.

    TOEFL/IELTS Scores

    • Required of all non-native English speakers
    • Only official test reports accepted
    • Scores must be from within the last two years
    • TOEFL minimum:  577 PBT, 90 IBT (code 3510); IELTS minimum:  7
    Registration information for TOEFL and IELTS may be obtained at and respectively.

    • Requirement waived only if you meet one of the following criteria:
      • You are a native English speaker.
      • You attended a four-year undergraduate program in the United States, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia or New Zealand and are a graduate of that program.

    Please do not contact the PhD Program regarding waivers, as none will be discussed. If, upon review, faculty is interested in your application with a missing required TOEFL or IELTS score, we will contact you at that time to request a score.