Graduate Admissions


The EECS Department is the largest in the School of Engineering with about 700 graduate students in the doctoral program. [Application is for the doctoral program only — there is no terminal masters degree, but all PhD students earn a masters degree as they work towards PhD.  A Masters of Engineering is only available for qualified MIT EECS undergraduates.] 

The application website (see link below) is available on September 15, 2020, for students who wish to apply for graduate admission in September 2021. The deadline for submitting completed applications is December 15, 2020.

Applicants to the MIT EECS graduate program should apply using the EECS online admissions site

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Need more information? Read this graduate admissions information letter.

Student Groups: EECS GSA
The EECS GSA is a group designed to bring graduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology out of the many corners of campus in which we sit to share experiences, strengthen our communication with faculty and administration, and improve student life within the department.
GAAP: Thrive in EECS
The MIT EECS department offers a Graduate Application Assistance Program, in which eligible applicants are paired with current EECS doctoral students to receive feedback on personal and research statements. This program is designed for underrepresented groups, defined as those groups for which representation in the EECS PhD program at MIT is significantly less than representation in the general US population.
Student Groups: EECS REFs
EECS REFS serve as a resource for EECS graduate students in managing stress and conflict, acting as coaches/mediators, liaisons, and intermediaries. As coaches and mediators, they help analyze issues and situations brought forth by students and identify appropriate courses of action. 
Student Groups: Course 6 Graduate Women
GW6 is a student group for female graduate students of course 6 EECS at MIT. We organize activities to develop mentorships, friendships and to have fun!
Area I: Information Systems (InfoSys)
Lying at the critical interface between computation and the physical world, Information Systems bridges the more traditionally computer science centric and more traditionally electrical engineering centric areas of the department. 
Area II: Computer Science: AI, Systems, Theory
Academic programs for graduate students in the field of computer science lead to the Master of Engineering, Master of Science, Engineer's, and either Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Science degree. 
Area I: Circuits
Research in Area I: Circuits emphasizes electronic circuits and systems, microprocessor based control, and digital and analog signal processing. Design and practical implementation are emphasized. 
Area I: Applied Physics and Devices (ApplPhysDev)
Area I: Applied Physics and Devices uses the foundation and underlying principles of physics to enable the engineering of complex integrated systems. The highlighted topics are electromagnetics, photonics, power, energy materials, devices, microsystems, nanotechnology, and physics of information.
Area I: BioMedical Sciences and Engineering (BioMed)
Area I: BioMedical Sciences and Engineering within EECS is composed of EECS faculty and students who work at the cutting edge of engineering and/or medicine. Our collective goal is to understand complex biological systems and/or engineer systems that solve important biological problems. Related: bioEECS
Meet EECS graduate student Lily Yu
"I am excited about my research since it is a promising way to overcome the short channel effect in Si based devices and can impact real life. That is different from Physics," read more...
Student Groups: MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team
The MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team sets its goals beyond just winning races. The team is dedicated to promoting alternatively powered vehicles. Members participate in seminars, lectures, museum displays, conferences dedicated to alternative energy, and numerous Earth Day and ecological fairs.
EECS graduate student Omid Abari
"My future plan is to work in academia in the US or Canada and be the coolest nerd professor in the world."
Meet EECS graduate student Andrew Puryear
"I'm always very excited to work on research that's new and innovative; to lead the way into new fields...."