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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering

Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Science (Sc D)
Nuclear Engineer (NE)
Master of Science (SM)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 13

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

173
Applied
45
Accepted
26
Enrolled
26%

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
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
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
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

110
Total Graduate Students
51%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.73%
Black or African American 1.82%
White or Caucasian 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.91%
Asian 2.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.82%
Unknown 2.73%

Gender

Male (77%)
Female (22%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 1
Male (14)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Advanced fission reactor engineering and innovation; nuclear fuel cycle technology and economics; plasma physics and fusion engineering; advanced computation and simulation; materials in extreme environments; radiation sources, detection, and measurement; quantum engineering; nuclear systems engineering, design, management and policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
19,188,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 24-107
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. Dennis Whyte
Department Head
Email: nse-info@mit.edu
Phone: 617-253-7522

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