Academics & Admissions


Want to become an EECS Student at MIT?


Go to the MIT Admissions website.  Read the blogs!  Apply!  When you are admitted come to EECS for a Freshman Pre-Orientation Program (FPOP) at the beginning of  your freshmen year called DEECS.  Please visit the EECS Undergraduate Office and take a Tour of EECS.


As seniors, students may apply for admission to the department's doctoral program. Contact the EECS Graduate Office.

MIT EECS does not offer a terminal Masters degree.  A Masters is earned once you are accepted and enrolled as a doctoral candidate in the EECS Department.  Visit the EECS Graduate Office.

MIT Policy of Nondiscrimination

Hooding line-up and Reception slideshows!
Photos taken at the Hooding line-up and the post Hooding Reception at the Stata Center, June 7, 2012.
Congratulations to our PhD graduates!
The EECS Department would like for you each to have a copy of The Electron and the Bit, 100 years of Transformation - to be given at the Hooding Reception, Thursday, June 7, 2012.
The application website (see link below) is available on September 15, 2012 for students who wish to apply for graduate admission in September 2013. The deadline for submitting completed applications is December 15, 2012. Applicants to the MIT EECS graduate program should apply using the EECS on-line admissions site. [If you find it impossible to apply on-line, you can send in a paper application]. Questions not answered by the FAQs? send inquiries to
EECS Graduate Student Shreya Saxena
"I’m currently working with Professor Munther Dahleh in the Laboratory of Information and Decision Systems. We are trying to further the field of Brain Machine Interfaces (BMIs) using a Control Theory standpoint."
Meet EECS Graduate Student David Hayden
"If wearable technologies that can meaningfully augment human interaction are ready to be commercialized by the time I finish my PhD,..."
Student Groups: Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
At MIT, HKN is primarily interested in improving course VI by providing students with many helpful resources. These resources include the Underground guide to course VI and VI-A, a tutoring program, the Big Sib program, and social events.
Student Groups: EECS GSA
The EECS GSA is a group designed to bring graduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology out of the many corners of campus in which we sit to share experiences, strengthen our communication with faculty and administration, and improve student life within the department.
Meet EECS Graduate Student Arijit Banerjee
"I would love to be a Professor at a world renowned university. But prior to..."
Super-UROP: Bullet time smartphone app
Bullet time smartphone app Faculty Advisor: Fredo Durand Contact e-mail: Research Area(s): Graphics and Human-Computer Interfaces Bullet time effects, made popular by movies such as the Matrix, freeze an action...
The MIT EECS Connector, Spring 2012. News about the MIT EECS Department.
EECS Events related to MIT Commencement 2012: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Reception to follow in Stata R&D Common Area Thursday, June 7, 2012 Commencement Receptions to follow in selected locations Friday, June 8, 2012, 10 AM
Interview with MEng student Owen Derby
Interview with 6-P (MEng) student Owen Derby.
6-3 Interview with Carine Abi-Akar
6-3 interview with Carine Abi-Akar
6-1 Interview with Kelly Ran
Interview with 6-1 student Kelly Ran.
6-2 interview with Kevin Zheng
EECS Course 6-2 student Kevin Zheng shares his student and career path choices as he decided to be Course 6 and then to be a 6-2 major.