Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Science

Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, MIT adopted a European polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction in applied science and engineering. Researchers worked on computers, radar, and inertial guidance during World War II and the Cold War. Some of the notable alumni are Buzz Aldrin, General Kofi Annan, and Richard Feynman.

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School Description

The Institute is traditionally known for its research and education in the physical sciences and engineering, and more recently in biology, economics, linguistics, and management as well.

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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Science
    77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 44,720 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Science
    77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

    Applied Cognition and Neuroscience

    USD 44,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Science
    77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

    Biology

    USD 44,720 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Science
    77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 44,720 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Science
    77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

    Cognitive Science

    USD 44,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the mind and the nature of intelligence from the interdisciplinary perspectives of computer science, philosophy, mathematics, psychology, neuroscience, and other disciplines. Includes instruction in mathematics and logic, cognitive process modeling, dynamic systems, learning theories, brain and cognition, neural networking, programming, and applications to topics such as language acquisition, computer systems, and perception and behavior.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Science
    77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

    Microbiology

    USD 44,720 Tuition Fee

    A residency training program that prepares physicians in the isolation and identification of microbial agents that cause infectious disease, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Science
    77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

    Molecular Biology

    USD 44,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the role of molecular constituents and mechanisms in supramolecular assemblies and cells. Includes instruction in such topics as molecular signaling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Science
    77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

    Neuroscience

    USD 44,720 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Science
    77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

    Physics

    USD 44,720 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Science
    77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

    Science

    USD 44,720 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

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  • Times World University Rankings 5
  • QS Rankings (Global) 1
  • SchoolApply Ranking 13

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    The school has a strong entrepreneurial culture, and the aggregated revenues of companies founded by MIT alumni would rank as the eleventh-largest economy in the world.

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            • 1979-1981, MSc, Materials and Nuclear Engineering

              MITI like the most that MIT has allways being at the frontiers of knowledge, transparency, quality and research-real world interaction. Also the holistic way of seeing and tackling the world needs.

            • 2012-2015, Certificate Fellow of the Special Program For Urban and Regional Studies, Urban studies and Planning

              Learning at MIT is a good opportunity you will never forgetWhat I like the most about MIT is the approach or methodology used to tackle important issue that the entire world facing today such as climate change, water supply, mobility and so on.

            • 1972-1976, BS, Course 2

              MIT is the best place in the world to receive a rigorous educationAdmissions are the closest to the ideal meritocracy for any top university. The work is challenging but satisfying. The students are extremely bright and motivated. It is in Cambridge, Mass! The arts are emphasized despite its overwhelming emphasis on pure and applied math and science.You never stop being involved with MIT long after graduation.