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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Political Science

Cambridge, MA

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 5

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
Minimum GPA of 3.5 in all subjects
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

412
Applied
29
Accepted
9
Enrolled
7%

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

64
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.56%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.69%
Unknown 4.69%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

29
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 1
Male (20)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: International relations, security studies, American politics, comparative politics, political economy, models and methods
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,864,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E53-470
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. Andrea Campbell
Department Head
Email: politicalscience@mit.edu
Phone: 617-253-5262
Fax: 617-258-6164

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