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Environmental Systems, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1 (QS) Cambridge, MA, United States
Every major event in the history of life has been accompanied by environmental change. Photosynthesizing cyanobacteria led to the Great Oxygenation Event and the formation of animal life. Learn more with the Environmental Systems program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Overview

About the Program

Greenhouse gases and toxic metals from massive supervolcanoes triggered the Great Dying with a rapid global warming of 10oC, but also paved the way for the rise of the dinosaurs and mammals. Sea level changes as the last ice sheets began to melt altered ocean currents, speeding glacial retreat and allowing humans to spread into North America. Studying past patterns of the Earth’s biosphere expands our understanding of the interconnected systems of the natural world that we experience today. 

The context gained from this fundamental research is vital to our appreciation of the extent and impact of modern environmental change—providing valuable information to help guide our future. This is what the Environmental Systems program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is studying.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nonlinear Dynamics: The Natural Environment
  • Earth Science, Energy, and the Environment
  • Ecology
  • Modeling Environmental Complexity
  • Sedimentary Environments
  • Sedimentology in the Field

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Secondary School Report (SSR), including high school transcript
  • For non-native English speakers, we strongly recommend providing the results of an English proficiency exam if you have been using English for fewer than 5 years or do not speak English at home or in school, so that we may consider that information alongside the rest of your application
  • We do not have cut off or recommended scores for the ACT or SAT as scores are evaluated within an applicant’s context

Tuition Fee

  • International

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    73160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 73160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 1814 - 3760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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