What you need to know

The table below reflects standard graduate tuition rates for the 2018-2019 academic year. Amounts are per term, unless noted. Payment of full tuition in the fall or spring terms also covers subjects offered for academic credit during the Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January.

Graduate programs in the Sloan School of Management have their own tuition rates, and certain other graduate programs at MIT also employ “non-standard” tuition. Special students and visiting students should refer to the tuition and fee information specific to them.

Some key points to remember:

  • Tuition for thesis students is based on registration and residency status. View our Graduate Thesis Rules tables by year by choosing from the dropdown menu here.
  • There are a number of additional miscellaneous fees associated with registering at MIT.
  • Students who finish their thesis early or withdraw during a term can have their tuition prorated.
  • Students in approved programs registering for thesis work or other approved research subjects in the summer are eligible for a summer tuition subsidy.
Fall and spring 2018-2019
Full regular tuition $25,760
Doctoral students approved for non-resident tuition $1,290 for first three semesters; $3,865 for subsequent semesters
Off-campus internship tuition $9,015 (35% of maximum tuition charge)
Early thesis or withdrawal See proration tables.
Summer 2018
Full regular tuition $17,155
Six or fewer units $540/unit (minimum of $3,240)
Six or more units $540/unit (maximum of $17,155)
Off-campus internship tuition $540/unit (maximum of $2,160; covers 4 to 12 units)