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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Biology

Cambridge, MA

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Immunology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological oceanography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Microbiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cell biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Developmental biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computational and systems biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Genetics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biophysical chemistry and molecular structure
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neurobiology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 57

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 two semesters

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

760
Applied
93
Accepted
43
Enrolled
12%

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

268
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.33%
Black or African American 0.75%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 15.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.73%
Unknown 7.09%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

56
Total faculty
Full-time - 56
Part-time - 0
Male (43)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cellular, developmental and molecular (plant and animal) biology; biochemistry, bioengineering, biophysics and structural biology; classical and molecular genetics, stem cell and epigenetics; immunology and microbiology; cancer biology, molecular medicine, neurobiology and human disease; computational and systems biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
41,282,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 68-132
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. Alan Grossman
Department Head
Email: mitbio@mit.edu
Phone: 617-253-4701

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