• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1 (QS) Cambridge, MA, United States
Earth has evolved to provide everything that allows modern human life to flourish, from the vital water we require to drink and grow our food; to the minerals like iron, aluminum, copper, and silicon that build everything from giant skyscrapers to tiny computer chips. Learn more with the Geoscience program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Overview

Research 

The research can be done during the Geoscience program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) into the fundamental processes and forces reveals quantitative evidence and shapes our understanding of Earth’s present, its past, and its potential future. It is this type of discovery-driven research which helps advise scientific and industrial colleagues and policymakers in their endeavors to find practical solutions to key societal issues—like innovations in the safe extraction of water and energy resources, the prevention of landslides, or the engineering of structures to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes.

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:

  • Applications of Continuum Mechanics to Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Geochemistry of Natural Waters
  • Structure of Earth Materials
  • Petrology
  • Sedimentary Environments
  • Sedimentology in the Field

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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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Funding

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