Admissions

Admissions Information for Current MIT Graduate Students

The CSE SM Program will accept applications on a rolling basis from current MIT graduate students who wish to pursue a CSE SM concurrent with their existing degree program. Students must be enrolled in a research-based departmental SM** or Ph.D. degree-granting program to be considered for admission on a rolling basis.

Students Pursuing Dual MIT Degrees

NOTE: In order to obtain the CSE SM degree, dual-degree students must be enrolled in the CSE SM program for at least one complete semester.

Dual SM Degrees

Students who are pursuing the CSE Master’s degree concurrent with another MIT Master’s program will need to satisfy the course requirements for both degree programs. These students must complete (in addition to thesis units) at least 132 subject units. In principle, the same Master’s thesis can be used to satisfy both degrees, provided the thesis topic is approved by the CCSE Co-Directors and by the MIT Department granting the other Master’s degree.  In those cases where the thesis advisor is not a CCSE affiliated faculty member, there should be a CCSE affiliated faculty member who acts as a thesis reader.

Dual SM/PhD Degrees

Students who are pursuing the CSE Master of Science degree concurrent with an MIT PhD program will need to satisfy the course requirements for both degree programs. A separate thesis for each program is required to satisfy the CSE Master’s and PhD program requirements.

In those cases where the CSE Master’s thesis advisor is not a CCSE affiliated faculty member, there should be an affiliated faculty member who acts as a thesis reader.

For February admission (spring term) to the CSE SM program, applications are accepted on a rolling basis from September to the end of December. For September admission (fall term) to the CSE SM program, applications are accepted on a rolling basis from January to the end of April.

MIT graduate students who are interested in applying to the CSE Master’s program should contact Kate Nelson to request the special application.

** Current MEng students are not eligible for rolling admission as they are not granted graduate student status by MIT.  However, we are happy to receive applications from current MEng students through the regular application process.

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment.  To read the official policies please see the nondiscrimination statement page.