Research and Study

Research can be an invaluable way to broaden a student’s education. Through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, undergraduates discover avenues for participation in research projects that can count toward their major, including possibilities for thesis work. For graduate students, research opportunities can often lead to thesis topics—and research assistantships—as well as advanced degrees.

Some interdepartmental educational programs have been approved for graduate students by the Committee on Graduate Programs. Students must be admitted by a regular academic department in order to participate in one of these programs (with the exception of the Operations Research Center, which accepts students directly). Each has a standing faculty committee that administers the program, but degrees in the field of study are granted by the student's department of registration. The program descriptions in this section indicate any advanced degrees that may be offered.

MIT Centers, Labs, and Programs, and Affiliated Institutions