Diploma format Prior to inclusion on a degree list, copies of each accepted thesis shall be delivered to the headquarters of the department or program in which the candidate is registered. The academic department delivers the required number of copies no later than one month following the degree date to the MIT Libraries, which preserves and makes available the original and copies of the thesis. Guidance on the physical preparation of theses is described in the Specifications for Thesis Preparationa manual published annually by the Director of Libraries as prescribed by the Committee on Graduate Programs for graduate theses.
Diploma format A student may request approval to pursue masters degrees in two fields simultaneously, using a single thesis or two separate theses to meet the degree requirements for each department.
A student who chooses this academic degree path is thus pursuing dual degrees, as opposed to an interdisciplinary degree in two or more research fields.
This degree plan is intended for qualified graduate students who seek academic recognition in two professional fields that, although distinct, have a substantial intellectual connection.
The degree plan requires a balanced choice of academic subjects, made with the advice of each of two departments, and by selection of the thesis topic.
To satisfy the minimum requirements for the program, the student must complete in addition to thesis units at least subject units, of which 66 units are unique to each department. In those instances where a department or program has established unit requirements in excess of the foregoing minimums the department or program requirements prevail.
Such excess of units in one department may not be applied to the program in the other department. Individuals who wish to qualify for a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development, in addition to a Master of Architecture or Master in City Planning degree, will be required to satisfy all the subject requirements of each program.
Specifically, candidates for the Master of Architecture degree must take subject units and Master in City Planning degree candidates must take subject units. Students may submit a single thesis provided it is acceptable to the graduate committee of each program.
It is expected that such dual degree candidates will be in residence at least one term longer than expected if enrolled in a single degree program. In order to be eligible to participate in a dual degree program, students must meet the admissions criteria of both departments.
At least two regular terms prior to completion of the program, the student must submit to each department a statement of educational objectives along with a detailed program plan that includes a description of the proposed thesis topic.
The thesis research must be done under the supervision of an approved member of one of the two participating departments, with the other department providing a thesis reader.
The thesis must be of superior quality. The single thesis cannot be used to satisfy the thesis requirements of any additional graduate degree programs. In special cases, the standing committee of an approved interdisciplinary program may act in lieu of one of the two participating departments.This collection of MIT Theses in DSpace contains selected theses and dissertations from all MIT departments.
Please note that this is NOT a complete collection of MIT theses. To search all MIT theses, use Barton, MIT Libraries' catalog. MIT's DSpace contains more than 40, theses completed at MIT dating as far back as the mid 's.
A thesis may not be presented on research work done at the Institute while on academic, administrative, research staff appointment, or hourly payroll at MIT (including Lincoln Laboratory), the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, or other affiliated research entities.
Members of the MIT and Wellesley College communities may borrow MIT theses. Check Barton for location information.
Theses may not be borrowed from the Institute Archives. Individuals not affiliated with MIT may NOT borrow MIT theses. PDF or paper copies may be purchased through Document Services.
Viewed online from MIT Theses in DSpace. Single thesis: This degree plan is intended for qualified graduate students who seek academic recognition in two professional fields that, although distinct, have a substantial intellectual connection.
The degree plan requires a balanced choice of academic subjects, made with the advice of each of two departments, and by selection of the thesis topic. Years of Architecture Education at MIT “It is the aim of this School to do what it can, in its day and generation, to insure that the Architecture of the future shall be worthy of the future," wrote architect and founding Professor William Robert Ware in his Outline of a Course of Architectural Instruction.
The thesis proposal, including a thesis proposal form signed by all the thesis committee members, is due the first week of the term in which the student registers for thesis. The MArch Thesis Review Schedule includes deadlines for content review, schematic design review, public mid-review, penultimate review, final review and final thesis document.