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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Cambridge , MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Chemical oceanography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical oceanography
Master of Science (SM) Marine geology and geophysics
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Geophysics
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Geochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Planetary sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Atmospheric chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physical oceanography
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Planetary sciences
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Physical oceanography
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Marine geology and geophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geochemistry
Master of Science (SM) Climate physics and chemistry
Master of Science (SM) Physical oceanography
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Climate physics and chemistry
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Atmospheric chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Atmospheric science
Master of Science (SM) Atmospheric science
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Atmospheric science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Climate physics and chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marine geology and geophysics
Master of Science (SM) Earth and planetary sciences
Master of Science (SM) Chemical oceanography
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Geology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 22

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

313
Applied
48
Accepted
26
Enrolled
15%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th No
Winter deadline November 1st November 1st 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

148
Total Graduate Students
33%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.73%
Black or African American 1.35%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.73%
Unknown 5.41%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (49%)

Faculty

35
Total faculty
Full-time - 35
Part-time - 0
Male (27)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Earth: origin, composition, structure, and dynamics of (and interactions between) the atmosphere, oceans, surface, and interior of the earth; planets: formation, dynamics, and evolution of planetary systems and the characterization of exoplanets; climate: characterization of past, present, and potential future climates; studies of the causes and consequences of climate change; life: co-evolution of life and environmental systems
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
25,028,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 54-918
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. Robert van der Hilst
Department Head
Email: eapsinfo@mit.edu
Phone: 617-253-2127
Fax: 617-253-8298

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