Timeframe

Admissions Timeline

  • September 1 – Online Application Opens
  • Late October – MSRED Extended Open House for Prospective Students; optional event
  • November 15 – Deadline to Apply to participate in Closing the GAAP
  • January 15 – Application Deadline for All Applicants
    • All materials must be submitted by this date for Admissions  Committee consideration
  • Early March – Admissions Decisions Made & Sent to Applicants

Academic Year

The curriculum is completed in 11 months of intensive full-time study (fall, spring, and summer terms).  The fall completion option (fall, spring, fall) stretches the program to approximately 16 months.  A compulsory orientation period in late August is followed by the beginning of classes in September. Thesis projects must be completed by the end of July the following calendar year (11 month option) or January of the following year (16 month option).  Degrees are awarded in the fall (11 month option), or spring (16 month option).  Please visit MIT’s Academic Calendar for more details.

Academic Year Dates: 11 month program (Summer Thesis)

FALL

  • Late August – MSRED Orientation
  • First Wednesday in September – First Day of Classes
  • Late October – MSRED Extended Open House for Prospective Students
  • Mid-December – Last Day of Classes
  • January – Independent Activities Period (IAP)

SPRING

  • First Monday in February – First Day of Classes
  • Late March – Spring Break
  • Mid-May – Last Day of Classes

SUMMER

  • Last Friday in July – Thesis Due

 

Academic Year Dates: 16 month program (Fall Thesis)

FALL

  • Late August – MSRED Orientation
  • First Wednesday in September – First Day of Classes
  • Late October – MSRED Extended Open House for Prospective Students
  • Mid-December – Last Day of Classes
  • January – Independent Activities Period (IAP)

SPRING

  • First Monday in February – First Day of Classes
  • Late March – Spring Break
  • Mid-May – Last Day of Classes

SUMMER

  • June–August – Internship OR unregistered for term

FALL 

  • First Wednesday in September – First Day of Classes for Semester
  • Late October – MSRED Extended Open House for Prospective Students
  • Mid-December – Last Day of Classes
  • First Friday in January – Thesis Due 

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