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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Program in Computational and Systems Biology

Cambridge , MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Program in Computational and Systems Biology is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Teaching assistantship during one semester; training in the ethical conduct of research

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

205
Applied
19
Accepted
5
Enrolled
9%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
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

33
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.09%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 18.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.06%
Unknown 6.06%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

87
Total faculty
Full-time - 86
Part-time - 1
Male (69)
Female (18)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Computational biology and bioinformatics, biological design and synthetic biology, gene and protein networks, systems biology of cancer, nano-biology and microsystems
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 68-139
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. Chris Burge
Program Director
Email: csbphd@mit.edu
Phone: 617-252-4144

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