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The Program in Media Arts & Sciences at the MIT Media Lab


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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

Description:
The Media Lab is a community of designers, researchers, and inventors who work together as members of research teams, doing things that conventional wisdom says can’t or shouldn't be done. The approximately 400 projects underway at the Lab are as varied as the students who conduct them: from tools for learning and expression, to innovative devices for human adaptation and augmentation, to new modes of transportation for tomorrow's smart cities.

Students come to the Media Lab through the Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS), based within MIT’s School of Architecture + Planning. Each year, the program accepts approximately 50 master’s and PhD candidates with backgrounds ranging from computer science to psychology, architecture to neuroscience, mechanical engineering to material science, and more.

MAS offers approximately 30 graduate courses, several undergraduate subjects, and an alternative first-year program. Media Lab courses explore several themes, including, for example, human-computer interaction, communications, learning, design, and entrepreneurship.

MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, an interdisciplinary initiative investigating the interface between computer science and physical science, also admits students through the Program in Media Arts and Sciences. The Center is known for its global network of digital fabrication facilities.

When applying, Media Arts and Sciences (MAS) applicants can indicate whether they are interested in a master's or doctoral degree. Regardless of degree indicated, all MAS students begin at the master's level.

Media Arts and Sciences (MAS) students are fully funded (tuition, medical insurance, and stipend).
upcoming deadlineaccepts non-us citizens

Application Deadline: 12/1/2020

Participating Institution(s):
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Architecture
Arts
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Design
Digital Media
Materials Science & Engineering
Media
Robotics

Keywords:
Architecture
Material Design
Mechanical Engineering
Media Arts & Technology

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Page last updated 7/23/2020
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