The next opportunity to apply to the program will be for 2021 admission, and the application will be available in September 2020. All application materials for 2021 admission, including letters of recommendation, are due by December 15, 2020.
No, we do not offer rolling admissions.
Yes. A non-refundable application fee of $95.00 is required and must be submitted via credit card with your application.
Currently enrolled MIT graduate students and attendees of The PhD Project Annual Conference may request fee waivers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1st.
No, we do not offer distance learning, or a part-time program.
Either GMAT or GRE taken within the last five years is required. Non-native English speakers are also required to submit TOEFL or IELTS from within the past 2 years.
There is no minimum GMAT or GRE test score required, although the faculty are most interested in applicants with the highest quantitative scoring.
There is an MIT minimum TOEFL requirement of 577 for the paper testing and 90 for the internet-based test.
The minimum score required for the IELTS is 7.
All non-native English speakers are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores from within the past two years. You are waived from this requirement ONLY if you have a bachelors degree or equivalent from an accredited university in the United States or another English speaking country. Associates and Masters degrees earned in English speaking countries or other studies conducted in English do not qualify for waivers from this requirement.
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.
The faculty are looking for research skills and potential, and focus primarily on your research statement, recommendations, transcripts, and test scores.
No, a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) is required.
Yes, financial aid is offered, and international students are eligible. The funding package covers a period of five years, guaranteed to students in good standing. Students receive full tuition and health insurance plus a stipend of approximately $40,800 before taxes. Funding is comprised of a fellowship combined with a research or teaching assistantship.
Interviews are only granted to short-listed candidates. After reviewing all applications, faculty will contact you if they are interested in interviewing you.
It takes an average of five years to complete the program (even if you have an MBA)—two years of coursework and approximately three years of research and writing of the dissertation.
Our program prepares people for careers in academic research and teaching.
The MIT Sloan PhD Program administers to our full-time doctoral students only. Part-time study is considered “special student status” by MIT, and is overseen by the Office of Graduate Education. Please see http://oge.mit.edu/.