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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences is located in Cambridge, MA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neuroscience
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cognitive science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

493
Applied
49
Accepted
21
Enrolled
10%

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

98
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.16%
Black or African American 1.02%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.02%
Unknown 6.12%

Gender

Male (64%)
Female (35%)

Faculty

36
Total faculty
Full-time - 36
Part-time - 0
Male (23)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Vision, audition, and other perceptual systems: physiology and computation; learning, memory, and executive control: molecular and systems approaches; sensorimotor systems: physiology and computation; neural and cognitive development and plasticity; language and high-level cognition: learning, acquisition, and computation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
41,017,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 46-2005
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. James Dicarlo
Head
Email: bcs-info@mit.edu
Phone: 617-253-5748
Fax: 617-258-9216