Policies

Admissions - Transfer

If you are enrolled in another graduate program, but would like to transfer to the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, here is information on how to apply.

Child Care Subsidy

WHOI subsidizes the cost of daycare for dependents of JP students.

Childbirth Accommodation Policy

A student anticipating childbirth is eligible for a period of up to eight weeks of Childbirth Accommodation at either MIT or WHOI.

Computer Loans

To facilitate the education of graduate students, the WHOI Academic Programs Office provides interest-free loans for the purchase of personal computers to students during their first two years of enrollment in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program or WHOI Graduate Program.

Conference Travel Funding

Funding is available for Joint Program students traveling to conferences to present their research.

Counseling options for WHOI-based students

Mental health options for students based at WHOI

Gender Equity at Sea

Improving gender equity in the field and at sea

Health Insurance

Insurance options for JP students including information regarding health insurance enhancement for students based at WHOI enrolled in the MIT insurance plan

Health Reimbursement Account

An account for WHOI-based Joint Program students who need urgent care or care for chronic illnesses

Healthcare Providers - Urgent and Emergency Care

Emergency and urgent care providers on the upper Cape

Housing

Students can reserve space for housing with either MIT in Cambridge or with WHOI in the Woods Hole area.

Joint Program Interdisciplinary Statement

The goal of the MIT/WHOI Joint Program is for each student to achieve his or her full intellectual potential in the chosen area of study and research, either within the more traditional disciplines of ocean sciences and engineering or within interdisciplinary studies incorporating two or more disciplines.

Thesis Committee Member Travel Reimbursement

The WHOI Academic Programs Office will pay reasonable costs for one outside member to attend the thesis proposal defense and the thesis defense.

Thesis Submission

After a student's successful dissertation defense, the final version of a thesis must be submitted to both the student's home department at MIT and WHOI's Academic Programs Office within two weeks of the defense date.

Travel Reimbursement

Resources for helping accommodate travel between WHOI and MIT.