School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 2023 Advanced Degree Ceremony

Master's and doctoral students honored for their accomplishments

Graduates of master's and doctoral programs in the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences were honored at a ceremony held Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Meicen Sun '22 Political Science delivered the student address.

Agustín Rayo, Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, told the graduates that while their fields of study differ, they share a common bond.

"Advancements in science and engineering can improve our lives in countless ways, but science and engineering applied blindly won’t make the world a better place. If you’re going to make the world a better place, you need to understand how it works. You need to understand its economic, political, ethical – human – dimensions," said Dean Rayo. "That’s what makes the work you do so critical to our future."

You can watch a recording of the ceremony here.

Below you'll find a gallery of photos from the ceremony. Photos by Jon Sachs.