The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering is a five-year doctoral degree program. The combined strengths of MIT and WHOI provide research and educational opportunities in scientific and engineering disciplines that contribute to ocean science. Many students carry out interdisciplinary research. Only U.S. Naval Officers are admitted to the Joint Program for a master's degree. Increasing representation, having a diverse student body, and advancing inclusion are critical to the MIT-WHOI JP’s mission, and to the missions of both MIT and WHOI.
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For US Naval Officers, the online application opens July 1 and deadline to apply is October 1. For doctoral students, the online application will open by October 1 this year and the deadline to apply is December 15.
For the 2023 admissions cycle, GRE scores will not be required but may be submitted as part of the Joint Program application.
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Ed Boyle has stepped down as director; Mick Follows has been appointed as the Joint Program Director, effective July 2022.
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For prospective students, COVID-19 impacts on the application process are available on the FAQs webpage.