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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Economics

Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Department of Economics is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (SM)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 26

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 Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

711
Applied
36
Accepted
24
Enrolled
5%

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: 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

128
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
98%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.56%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 8.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.91%
Unknown 4.69%

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (24%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 32
Part-time - 2
Male (29)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Development economics; econometrics; economic theory; financial economics; industrial organization; health economics; international economics; labor economics; macroeconomics; political economy; public economics/public finance
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
12,619,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E52-300
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. Glenn Ellison
Department Head
Phone: 617-253-3980
Fax: 617-253-1330