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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Institute for Data, Systems, and Society is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (SM) Technology and policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social and engineering systems

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 82
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

659
Applied
120
Accepted
84
Enrolled
18%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL:
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

113
Total Graduate Students
47%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.65%
Black or African American 0.88%
White or Caucasian 36%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.65%
Unknown 2.65%

Gender

Male (61%)
Female (38%)

Faculty

4
Total faculty
Full-time - 4
Part-time - 0
Male (2)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Information theory and decision systems; sociotechnical systems; statistics and data science; network science ; critical infrastructures; health care delivery; humans and technology; policy and standards; social behavior; uncertainty, risk, and dynamics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
9,474,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E18-407A
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Munther A. Dahleh
Department Head
Email: idss-info@mit.edu
Phone: 617-253-3300

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