Admissions Information for Current MIT Graduate Students
The CDO Program will accept applications on a rolling basis from current MIT graduate students who wish to pursue the CDO Master’s degree concurrent with their existing degree program. Students must be enrolled in a departmental SM** or Ph.D. degree-granting program to be considered for admission on a rolling basis.
Students Pursuing Dual MIT Degrees
NOTE: In order to obtain the CDO S.M. degree, dual-degree students must be enrolled in the CDO program for at least one complete semester.
Dual SM Degrees
Students who are pursuing the CDO Master’s degree concurrent with another MIT Master’s program will need to satisfy the course requirements for both degree programs. These students must complete (in addition to thesis units) at least 132 subject units. In principle, the same Master’s thesis can be used to satisfy both degrees, provided the thesis topic is approved by the CDO Steering Committee and by the MIT Department granting the other Master’s degree. In those cases where the thesis advisor is not a CDO-affiliated faculty member, there should be a CDO-affiliated faculty member who acts as a thesis reader.
Dual SM/PhD Degrees
Students who are pursuing the CDO Master of Science degree concurrent with an MIT PhD program will need to satisfy the course requirements for both degree programs. A separate thesis for each program is required to satisfy the CDO Master’s and PhD program requirements.
In those cases where the CDO Master’s thesis advisor is not a CDO affiliated faculty member, there should be a CDO affiliated faculty member who acts as a thesis reader.
For February admission (spring term) to the CDO Master’s program, applications are accepted on a rolling basis from September to the end of December. For September admission (fall term) to the CDO Master’s program, applications are accepted on a rolling basis from January to the end of April.
MIT graduate students who are interested in applying to the CDO Master’s program should contact Kate Nelson to request the special application.
** Current MEng students are not eligible for rolling admission as they are not granted graduate student status by MIT. However, we are happy to receive applications from current MEng students through the regular application process.
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