What you need to know

Proposals for new graduate degree programs must be led by a member of the MIT Faculty and submitted online to the Registrar’s Office. They are forwarded to the Committee on Graduate Programs (CGP) for consideration through the Faculty Governance system.

In your proposal, you will be asked to provide a description of the program, rationale for its inclusion, assessment of the anticipated impact of the program, identification of core faculty and academic infrastructure, and letters of support. Proposals must be received by the CGP no later than September 30 in order to accept applications the following academic year, with students matriculating the year after.

Review the CGP guidelines and timeline for new graduate degree proposals.