To apply, applicants must have:
- An undergraduate degree
- Minimum three years’ work experience or be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program elsewhere
- The ability to thrive in a rigorous academic environment
International students must also have IELTS or TOEFL test scores from the past two years to apply. IELTS results are strongly preferred. Compelling candidates will score 7.5 or better on the IELTS, 100 or better on the internet-based TOEFL, or 600 or better on the paper-based TOEFL.
Fall semester: May 1st
Spring semester: December 1st
Application decisions are generally made within eight weeks of the deadline. The Advanced Study Program does not accept students for the summer.
International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the fall semester so they have adequate time to receive an admission decision and apply for their US visa.
Application fee: $75
One Class (up to 12 units of credit) - $9,000
Two Classes (24 units) - $18,000
Three or more classes (36+ units of credit) - $26,700
2016-2017 MIT Student Life Fee: $156 per semester
Frequently Asked Questions:
The most frequent questions are below. International applicants may wish to see our separate International FAQ page.