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.
WHOI subsidizes the cost of daycare for dependents of JP students.
A student anticipating childbirth is eligible for a period of up to eight weeks of Childbirth Accommodation at either MIT or WHOI.
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.
Funding is available for Joint Program students traveling to conferences to present their research.
Mental health options for students based at WHOI
Improving gender equity in the field and at sea
Insurance options for JP students including information regarding health insurance enhancement for students based at WHOI enrolled in the MIT insurance plan
An account for WHOI-based Joint Program students who need urgent care or care for chronic illnesses
Emergency and urgent care providers on the upper Cape
Students can reserve space for housing with either MIT in Cambridge or with WHOI in the Woods Hole area.
The Joint Program recognizes the benefits of exploring career opportunities through taking an internship during one or more terms. Students should follow these guidelines when interested in pursuing an internship.
Students whose advisors are based at WHOI and live in the WHOI area can request travel reimbursement to travel to MIT for academic purposes, JP events, and for medical appointments.
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.
By Massachusetts State Law, every student group is required to attest to having distributed a copy of the Massachusetts hazing law to its members.
The WHOI Academic Programs Office will pay reasonable costs for one outside member to attend the thesis proposal defense and the thesis defense.
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.