Students in SHASS-based MISTI, MIT's leading international education program

“Humanity faces urgent challenges — challenges whose solutions depend on marrying advanced technical and scientific capabilities with a deep understanding of the world’s political, cultural, and economic complexities.”  

                 — L. Rafael Reif, President of MIT

Gifts to MIT's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences have the power to:

Strengthen the Institute as a whole
The School's extraordinary portfolio — of research, international initiatives, graduate programs, and education for all undergraduates — means that gifts to SHASS have power to further the MIT mission as a whole.


Support research with global impact
With more than 23 academic fields and programs, the School is a superb environment for research and academic studies. MIT's SHASS research helps alleviate poverty; safeguard elections; steer economies; understand the past and present; assess the impact of new technologies; understand human language; create new forms at the juncture of art and science; and inform policy and cultural mores on issues including justice, healthcare, energy, climate, education, work and manufacturing, inclusion, and economic equity.


Educate leaders and world citizens
Home to top-rated graduate programs, the School also provides all MIT undergraduates with rigorous training in critical thinking, language, communication skills, and cultural and historical perspectives. In addition, the School has a central role in international education at MIT, and in preparing students to be leaders and good global citizens. Through MISTI, the School's applied international education program, MIT students learn how to work, collaborate, and thrive in cultures around the globe.

Learn more at Mission and Making a Better World.

Opportunities to Make a Difference

We welcome your support—and we need it! Here are several ways to contribute: 
Support for Fellowships for outstanding Ph.D. programs in Political Science, Economics, Linguistics and Philosophy, History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society — as well as master's programs in Comparative Media Studies and Science Writing 

Support for Professorships to strengthen our academic fields. Chairs allow the School to attract and retain the best scholars.

Support to improve facilities and programming in the thriving Music and Theater Arts section

Support for the activities of the Center for International Studies, especially MISTI, the largest international internship opportunity for MIT students

Support for the humanities through the Dean's Discretionary Fund

Making A Gift

"Gifts of every size are valued. To explore making a gift to support the School's far-reaching goals, please contact me in the Dean's Office."

Anne Marie Michel

Anne Marie Michel
Assistant Dean for Development
School of Humanities,  Arts, and Social Sciences


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