2021 Admissions Announcement

Dear Prospective Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the graduate programs at DUSP. Every year we look forward to this time to tell you about our program and to encourage you to consider DUSP for your graduate education. However, the myriad issues facing our country and the world and the impacts on our students have forced us to change our admissions policy for the 2021 application cycle.

We will not admit external MCP candidates for Fall 2021. Our entering MCP class for the Fall of 2021 will be comprised of candidates who deferred their 2020 acceptance for one year.

We will accept MCP applications from candidates currently enrolled in the DUSP undergraduate program or currently enrolled in another MIT graduate program and eligible to apply to the MCP program as a dual degree student.

We will not accept applications for the one-year SM program.

We will only admit a limited number of Ph.D. students.

As a result of these changes, we are canceling the upcoming MCP Information Sessions. The scheduled Ph.D. Information Session will still be held.  

We recognize that the timing of this announcement is not ideal. Many applicants have already begun their application, requested letters of recommendation, and timed their graduate school plans in hopes of attending DUSP. The department plans to run a full admissions process for 2022, including all graduate programs. Please accept our apology for this late notice.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

P. Christopher Zegras
Professor and Department Head