Applying to Graduate School

Welcome to the MIT Chemical Engineering Graduate Admissions page. This page explains the application process in general. To apply, go to the online application. You will be asked to create a user ID and password. Please write down your user ID and password for future use. You do not need to complete the entire application in one sitting. You may begin the application, save it, and return to it at a later time using your user id and password.

MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering offers three graduate degree programs — PhD, PhD CEP and MSCEP.  MIT admits students for the Fall term each year; there is no January or June admissions.

Before you apply…

Note: Many questions are answered in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. Prior to contacting MIT ChemE (, please take the time to review our FAQ page.

The Department of Chemical Engineering does not provide application updates via email. All updates will be posted in the application portal.