Prospective Students

Welcome to the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.

EAPS is known for both the breadth and depth of its research.  Our education programs are challenging, asking the student to develop quantitative skills to address some of fundamental questions about our natural world.

Choice of Major - An undergraduate degree in EAPS provides you with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed in the most competitive graduate programs as well as to enter the business world. The program provides an overall framework for undergraduate study, but has the flexibility to allow you customize it to your interests.

Graduate Admissions - Thank you for your interest in our graduate programs. Practical information for applying to our graduate programs can be found in this section. Please review the Research pages to see how you might fit into our department.

Undergraduate Admissions - Admissions to the undergraduate program at MIT is handled through the Admissions Office. Our page will provide you with some guidance about preparation for study in the earth and planetary sciences.