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  • Graducate Programs in Engineering Systems

  • Contact:
  • 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E40-261
    Engineering Systems Division
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Cambridge, MA MA 02139-4
    United States
    Phone: 617.253.1182



  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • The main objective of the ESD PhD program is to prepare colleagues who can seed engineering schools with the integrative ideas of engineering systems. The ESD PhD program is residential. Doctoral students share courses and seminars as a means to establish a common intellectual basis and collegial community.

    Master's Programs:
    Leaders for Global Operations (LGO)
    Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG)
    System Design and Management (SDM)
    Technology and Policy Program (TPP)
    Master of Science Degree in Engineering Systems

  • Admission Information:
  • Admission to the Ph.D. and ESD master’s programs occurs on an annual cycle. The Ph.D. Program, TPP, and the ESD Master of Science Degree share a January 10th deadline each year.

    The Graduate Application including:
    A Statement of Objectives that indicates the area of interest in engineering systems and general career objectives.
    Transcripts from all the universities, colleges, institutes of higher-learning, etc., you have attended
    Three evaluations or letters of recommendation. (If your evaluator prefers to submit using hard-copy, please offer him/her an evaluation form printed from the .pdf of the graduate application along with an addressed and stamped envelope.) Your evaluators should be able to testify in useful detail about your professional and research capabilities. One of these evaluations must be from a professor, two evaluations must be academic, and the final reference may come from employers or other professional or research contacts.
    GRE general examination scores.
    IELTS score, for non-native speakers of English.
    A curriculum vitae or resume

  • Financial Aids:
  • ESD assists its current and admitted students in obtaining financial assistance, but ultimately, the graduate student is responsible for finding and maintaining the financial support they need to sustain their MIT education. Most ESD graduate students are able to support their MIT education by working as graduate assistants throughout MIT. These jobs pay for tuition and a living stipend.

    Students are encouraged to secure funding from external sources. The deadlines for many fellowships are much earlier than the typical deadline for university applications. The Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) maintains an extensive list of fellowships and grants. Student Financial Services is another resource for answering financial questions.

  • Grad Program Website:
  • http://esd.mit.edu/academics.html

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