The biggest questions in earth and ocean science require that scientists must take a broad view, with respect to the relevant basic science disciplines and whether their research is experimental, theoretical or observational. Between MIT and WHOI, Joint Program students have unmatched access to the myriad of resources—the ships, instruments, computers and scientific guidance—needed to approach the biggest questions.

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Student Research

Student Research

Read about the exciting and sometimes groundbreaking research that students conduct during the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.

    Thesis Information

    Thesis Information

    Find information for preparing and submitting your thesis including a link to a library of MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate theses.

      Student Published Papers

      A collection of peer-reviewed papers submitted by MIT-WHOI Joint Program students for many scientific publications throughout the past several years.

        2005 George Panteleyev Award recipient Margaret Boettcher with her partents.

        Awards & Recognition

        A variety of awards honor Joint Program Students.


        Graduate students in the MIT WHOI have access to both institution's resources. MIT has five major subject libraries, for Architecture and Planning, Engineering, Humanities, Science, Management and Social Science, as well as several specialized libraries and the Institute Archives, offer access to a wide range of materials, both print and electronic. The MBLWHOI Library is internationally recognized as defining current trends and practices in marine information sciences and bioinformatics.


          Both MIT and WHOI have seminars of interest to students across all disciplines on a daily basis. Here you will find calendars for both institutions.