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The goal of the MIT-WHOI Joint Program is for students to achieve their full intellectual potential and have the greatest possible opportunity to pursue research of their choice.

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Most students enter the Joint Program with a doctoral degree as their goal, though other degree options are available. For a student entering with appropriate undergraduate preparation (a B.S. or equivalent in a relevant science), the academic program is typically made up of two years of graduate-level course work, with courses that may be selected from an extensive course list offered specifically by the Joint Program as well as the full resources of MIT.


The MIT-WHOI Joint Program has over 250 faculty members, many of whose work is world-renowned. Students are given the ability to work closely with the MIT-WHOI Joint Program's outstanding faculty at every turn, and conduct research in the labs of their mentors.


Both MIT-WHOI Joint Program and MIT course catalogs are provided here as references.


A collection of policies, guidelines and general information related to the students of the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.


MIT and WHOI policies and other information related to the academic progress of MIT-WHOI Joint Program students.


Guidelines/responsibilities for advisors and students.