Graduate Studies | Postdoctoral

“You have to consider that art is a very real part of our lives and societies, we have art institutions, we have funding for the arts, everyone has an idea of what it is,” says Rebecca Millsop, a PhD student in philosophy. Story. (Photo: Ian MacLellan)


Preparing for Leadership 

PhD and MA degree students play a central role in all of the Institute's wide-ranging research activities, making a vital contribution to the educational experience of students, faculty, and to the success of the research itself.

The graduate culture of MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences is very robust. Working closely with acclaimed faculty, our graduate students prepare for leadership roles in the following fields.


All Graduate Resources

All Graduate Resources | By Category

Health and Wellness


Graduate Student Website

Incoming Graduate Student Resources

Graduate Community

Graduate Student Council

Explore the MIT SHASS Graduate Programs

Comparative Media Studies


HASTS: History, Anthropology, and STS 



Political Science

Science Writing


Online Charts

Review the SHASS Masters and PhD programs by discipline
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Diversity Predoctoral Fellowships

Admissions Information + Applications

Visit the MIT Graduate Admissions site, where you will find all the information needed to apply to MIT's graduate programs. We wish you the best of luck in your pursuit of a graduate degree at MIT.