Academics & Admissions


Want to become an EECS Student at MIT?


Go to the MIT Admissions website for all questions regarding Undergraduate Admissions in EECS.  Read the blogs!  Apply!  

If you'd like a tour of the EECS Department when you visit MIT, please email Anne Hunter,

When you are admitted, come to EECS for a Freshman Pre-Orientation Program (FPOP) at the beginning of your freshmen year called DiscoverEE (  


As undergraduate seniors, students may apply for admission to the department's doctoral program. Contact the EECS Graduate Office.

MIT EECS does not offer a terminal Masters degree.  A Masters is earned once you are accepted and enrolled as a doctoral candidate in the EECS Department.  Visit the EECS Graduate Office.

MIT Policy of Nondiscrimination

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. A Masters of Engineering is only available for qualified EECS undergraduates.] The application website ( is available on September 15, 2017 for students who wish to apply for graduate admission in September 2018. The deadline for submitting completed applications is December 15, 2017. Applicants to the MIT EECS graduate program should apply using the EECS on-line admissions site. [If you find it impossible to apply on-line, you can send in a paper application]. Questions not answered by the FAQs? send inquiries to
6.008 and Department Requirements: an FAQ
6.008 Introduction to Inference Fall 2014 6.008 and Department Requirements: some FAQs 1. What departmental requirements does 6.008 satisfy? Students in the 6-2 program may select 6.008 as one of their EE or CS foundation subjects. All EECS students may select 6.008 as one of their math elective or free elective subjects. READ MORE.
LGO’s two-year EECS program leads to creative paths in industry
Read about the MIT LGO program in electrical engineering and computer science -- the only master's-level EECS program available to new MIT applicants, preparing LGO students for careers in manufacturing and operations careers in a broad range of technical fields, from semiconductors to smart grids to biotechnology. Read about two EECS LGO students Leo Espindle (LGO '11) and Augusta Niles (LGO '14). Also view the application interview including EECS alum Wendi Li, '08, MEng. '09.
MIT Academic Integrity Handbook
Please be aware of the MIT Academic Integrity Handbook (pdf).
Student Resources - How to find stuff@mit
Need to find something @ MIT?  Check StudentResources@MIT!
Research Interests: Faculty&non-Faculty Supervisors
EECS Faculty and Non-Faculty Research Supervisors are listed with specific research interests. Check individual faculty websites for more detail.
EECS Curriculum: A Dynamic Graphical Display
The EECS Department is documenting the curricular content and goals of all undergraduate subjects that may be used to satisfy departmental requirements. A dynamic graphical display of the goal map showing prerequisite and outcome connections between all the subjects may be viewed at
Kirin Sinha - EECS senior wins Marshall Scholarship
The MIT News Office reported today that four MIT seniors — Kate Koch, Colleen Loynachan, Kirin Sinha, and Grace Young — are among 34 new winners nationwide of prestigious Marshall Scholarships, which support two years of graduate study in the United Kingdom.
EECS graduate student Shreya Saxena
"I’m currently working with Professor Munther Dahleh in the Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems. We are trying to further the field of Brain Machine Interfaces (BMIs) using a Control Theory standpoint."
Meet EECS graduate student David Hayden
"If wearable technologies that can meaningfully augment human interaction are ready to be commercialized by the time I finish my PhD,..."
Student Groups: Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
At MIT, HKN is primarily interested in improving course VI by providing students with many helpful resources. These resources include the Underground guide to course VI and VI-A, a tutoring program, the Big Sib program, and social events.
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.
Meet EECS graduate student Arijit Banerjee
"I would love to be a Professor at a world renowned university. But prior to..."
Read the 2013 MIT EECS Connector — the annual news from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Meet MEng student Owen Derby
Senior year, I've been able to take graduate classes in machine learning and distributed systems. Not only has this varied curriculum met all the requirements of the 6-3 program, but it has allowed me to really explore all my interests, and now I'll be starting my MEng working on genetic programming in the cloud.
6-1 Interview with Kelly Ran
Interview with 6-1 student Kelly Ran.
6-2 interview with Kevin Zheng
EECS Course 6-2 student Kevin Zheng shares his student and career path choices as he decided to be Course 6 and then to be a 6-2 major.
6-3 Interview with Carine Abi-Akar
6-3 interview with Carine Abi-Akar