In response to the challenges of teaching, learning, and assessing academic performance during the global COVID-19 pandemic, MIT has adopted the following principle: MIT’s admissions committees and offices for graduate and professional schools will take the significant disruptions of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 into account when reviewing students’ transcripts and other admissions materials as part of their regular practice of performing individualized, holistic reviews of each applicant.
For the 2022 graduate admission process, given the potential difficulty in access to testing due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the department of Mechanical Engineering will not require GRE tests for applications for graduate admission for 2022. We will thus not use GRE scores as a basis for evaluating candidates for admission in the 2022 application process.
We offer 9 Graduate Degrees
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (SMME)
Master of Science in Ocean Engineering (SMOE)
Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (SMNAME)
Master of Science in Oceanographic Engineering (SMOGE, joint MIT/WHOI degree)
Mechanical Engineer’s (ME) Degree
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Science (ScD), which differs in name only (this includes the joint MIT/WHOI degrees)
Dual degree with Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program in MIT Sloan School of Management (Please go to the following website: https://lgo.mit.edu/ to learn more about applying through LGO.)
Recent MIT graduate Erin Looney, who received her PhD in mechanical engineering, reflects on the surprising benefits of defending her doctoral thesis virtually.
Since retiring from his career at the NIH, MechE alum Seth Goldstein ’61, SM ’62, SM ’63, ScD ’66 has found a second career building sophisticated kinetic sculptures.