The graduate programs in EAPS correspond to the research progams within the Department: Geology, Geochemistry, and Geobiology; Geophysics; Planetary Science; and Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate. While EAPS also participates in the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, application for admission to the joint programs of Chemical Oceanography, Physical Oceanography, and Marine Geology and Geophysics is done through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program admissions portal. [Please note that the MIT/WHOI Joint Program includes other areas of research joinlty supervised with other departments. Further information can be found on their website.] The majority of EAPS graduate students are in our Doctoral Program. Admission is highly competitive.
The undergraduate program at EAPS leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences;
We invite you to learn about our application processes and prerequisites before applying.
- Undergraduate Admissions
- Graduate Admissions
- 5th Year Masters Program - for EAPS majors [Majors in other MIT departments should inquire about the suitablilty of applying for this program. Please contact the EAPS Education Office.]
EAPS welcomes international students.
Each year, the EAPS Department accepts a number of international students. Please note that we strive to accept the best applicants, and we do not predetermine the number of international applicants that will be accepted. Also, please check our English Language Profeciency requirements: TOEFL and IELTS information. We will only waive the English language proficiency test requirement for students who have completed a 4 year undergraduate program that was taught in English.
While we recognize the many cases of financial hardship, we cannot waive the application fee for international students.