As PPST is an interdepartmental program, applications should be directed to a department, usually that of the student’s previous degree.
Testing Requirements (GRE, IELTS, etc.) are RELEVANT ONLY TO THE DEPARTMENTAL application process—for information about Testing Requirements please:
1) Download the departmental admissions requirements PDF from the MIT Graduate Admissions webpage.
2) If you still have questions about Testing Requirements after having downloaded and read through the relevant section(s) of the above PDF, please contact the appropriate departmental academic office using the email address shown in the list below:
- Biological Engineering [EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Chemistry [EMAIL: email@example.com]
- Chemical Engineering [EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org]
- Materials Science and Engineering [EMAIL: email@example.com]
- Mechanical Engineering [EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org]
3) Using the links above, obtain Graduate Application Materials from the MIT department of your choice.
NOTE: PPST accepts applications for FALL admission only. Please consult MIT’s Graduate Admissions for departmental application deadlines.
4) On your application form under “Program of Study” indicate PPST.
5) Return the application to your chosen department.
6) Once you have been accepted to a department’s graduate program, your application will be forwarded to the PPST office for consideration.
7) Send a one-page letter of notification directly to the PPST office. Your letter should include your name, postal address, email address, undergraduate school name, undergraduate program of study, and the name of the MIT department to which your application was submitted. It is not necessary to send a copy of your application to PPST.
About your admission application
PPST faculty welcome the interest of qualified students and will be pleased to answer inquiries concerning graduate study. Students applying to PPST should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a field of Science or Engineering.
Some departments require submission of test scores on both the aptitude and the advanced portion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The advanced test should be taken in the student’s undergraduate major. Please visit the MIT Graduate Admissions Office Testing Requirements web page for information about testing requirements for all MIT departments, including those affiliated with PPST.
Since admission and financial aid are both highly competitive, application forms should be completed with care. The more we know of your experience, professional plans, and perspectives on the field of polymers, the better we can process your application.
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