Interested in MIT? (2022 version!)

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Interested in MIT? (2022 version!)

Post by current_mit_2022 » Mon Oct 24, 2022 7:35 pm

TL;DR: MIT Physics graduate students have made available several resources to assist prospective applicants in the graduate school application process. We offer a live webinar that will be held on October 26, 10:00am EDT (register here:, a mentoring program (applications open on October 26), and a Q&A service (ongoing).

Undergraduate science majors have many career options to consider. For those who would like to know more about graduate school opportunities, the MIT Department of Physics offers several programs led by current graduate students, where undergraduates can learn about graduate student life, research, funding, and the application process.
  • We will be holding a 2-hour application webinar for prospective applicants before the MIT Physics PhD application deadline on December 15. This (recorded) Zoom webinar will be hosted by current MIT graduate students, including at least one graduate student representative who serves on the Admissions Committee.
    • The webinar will be on October 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT and will begin with a brief presentation about what the Admissions Committee is looking for.
    • After the presentation, there will be an interactive, extended Q&A session with the graduate student panel.
    • Register for the webinar here (! All registered participants will receive the Zoom link and a Slido link to submit questions beforehand (approximately a week prior).
  • Prospective applicants can also sign up for our mentoring program, which is designed to pair graduate school applicants with current graduate students who can provide feedback on their application and insight into graduate school and the MIT Physics Department.
    • We will give preferential consideration for participation in the mentorship program to those who demonstrate that they are a good fit for mentoring; for example, if prospective applicants feel like they lack other resources to navigate the graduate school application process
  • Current graduate students collaborate with staff members to answer questions about culture, life as a graduate student, and coursework/research. Please reach out to and clearly indicate in the subject line or in the first sentence that you’d like a current graduate student to reply to your question.
    • Early enquiries are encouraged!
    • Staff will continue to field questions throughout the application season.
More details can be found on our website ( Please contact us at if you would like any further information.


MIT Grads Advising Graduate Admissions (GAGA) Team

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