Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

At MIT, students and faculty from different fields work together in a variety of collaborative programs that extend beyond departmental or school boundaries. The following programs offer a number of interdisciplinary graduate degrees:

Several programs of study offer students from participating departments opportunities to focus on a particular area of interdisciplinary research as part of their home department’s degree program:

Interdisciplinary Graduate Degrees

Computation for Design and Optimization

SM Computation for Design and Optimization 1

Computational and Systems Biology (CSB)

PhD Computational and Systems Biology 1

Computational Science and Engineering

PhD, ScD Computational Science and Engineering 1

Computer Science and Molecular Biology (Course 6-7)

MEng Computer Science and Molecular Biology 1

Design and Management (Integrated Design and Management & System Design and Management)

SM Engineering and Management 1

Health Sciences and Technology (HST)

SM Health Sciences and Technology
MD Medical Sciences (degree from Harvard Medical School)
ScD, PhD Health Sciences and Technology
ScD, PhD Health Sciences and Technology—Bioastronautics
ScD, PhD Health Sciences and Technology—Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics
ScD, PhD Health Sciences and Technology—Medical Engineering and Medical Physics

History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society 

PhD History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society

Oceanography and Applied Ocean Science and Engineering

SM Oceanographic Engineering 2
ScD, PhD Applied Ocean Science and Engineering
ScD, PhD Biological Oceanography
ScD, PhD Chemical Oceanography
ScD, PhD Marine Geology and Geophysics
ScD, PhD Physical Oceanography

Leaders for Global Operations

SM/MBA Engineering/Management 1

Microbiology

PhD Microbiology 1

Operations Research

SM Operations Research 1
PhD Operations Research 1

Polymers and Soft Matter

PhD, ScD Polymers and Soft Matter 1
 

Statistics

PhD Aeronautics and Astronautics and Statistics
PhD Economics and Statistics
PhD Mathematics and Statistics
PhD Political Science and Statistics
PhD Social and Engineering Systems and Statistics

Supply Chain Management

MASc Supply Chain Management1
MEng Supply Chain Management 1

Technology and Policy

SM Technology and Policy

Transportation

SM Transportation 1
PhD, ScD Transportation 1
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With the exception of engineering, the SM is only available as an interim degree for doctoral candidates or for those who leave the program before the completion of the doctoral degree.