Massachusetts Institute of Technology

School of Architecture and Planning

Media Arts and Sciences


Physics Education Office, Room 4-352, 77 Massachusetts Avenue

Suite E52-126

Cambridge, MA 02142

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.;, Ph.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

At MIT, the term Media Arts and Sciences signifies the study, invention, creative use, and understanding of technologies that will enhance the medium we inhabit. The field is currently rooted in modern communications and the computer and cognitive sciences, drawing heavily upon design and the expressive arts. The program offers undergraduate and graduate subjects and graduate study leading to the master's and doctoral degrees. Its academic programs are intimately linked with the research programs of the Media Laboratory, which are broadly organized into three sections: Information and Entertainment, Perceptual Computing, and Learning and Common Sense.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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