Application for Graduate Admission
Urban Studies and Planning
Department Information

Urban Studies and Planning, Course XI
Room: 7-346
Phone: (617) 253-9403
Fax: (617) 253-2654
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Types of degrees offered:
M.C.P., S.M., Ph.D.

Term students can be admitted:

Application deadline:
January 3

Tests required:
TOEFL: Minimum score required: 600 for paper-based, 100 for internet-based
TOEFL waiver accepted: No
All international students must take the TOEFL or IELTS (minimum score required: 7)
Department code: 97

GRE: general test required
Department code: 2205
M.C.P. no minimum
Ph.D. minimum score required: 1200 (verbal and quantitative) combined; 5.0 analytical writing

Special instructions:
Applicants are urged to see DUSP application instructions for thorough information about applying to the department.

Special instructions for the S.M. degree:
Under special circumstances, admission may be granted to candidates seeking a one-year Master of Science (S.M.) degree. The SM is intended for professionals with at least seven years of distinguished practice in city planning or related fields.

The Department requires a letter of recommendation from a DUSP faculty member indicating their willingness to advise their thesis. (This may be one of the three letters of recommendation required as part of the application.)

Return supplemental materials to:
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 7-346
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Program groups offered:
City Design and Development
Environmental Policy Program
Housing, Community and
Economic Development
International Development Group
Urban Information Systems**

-Only Ph.D. applicants may designate Urban Information Systems (UIS) as the primary program group.

*Although we do not have a separate Program Group focusing on issues of transportation, many DUSP students choose this as an area of focus. Applicants with particular interest in transportation should indicate this on their application, but should also specify a Program Group (for example, "HCED/transportation").

**MCP applicants with a particular interest in computing and technology should select Urban Information Systems (UIS) on their application, but should also specify a Program Group (for example, "HCED/UIS").

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