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Prospective Students

The MIT-WHOI Joint Program provides a high quality graduate education leading to an internationally-recognized doctoral degree awarded by both institutions.

Navy Program


For U.S. Naval Officers, the application deadline is October 1, 2020 for 2021 enrollment. The Joint Program offers a master's degree program for U.S. Naval Officers, and more than 85 officers have received this degree dating back to the first award in 1970. With the exception of the U.S. Naval Officers program, students are not admitted to the Joint Program for a master's degree.
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General Information

New application deadline is December 15 for prospective doctoral students.

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Recent Joint Program Graduate Destinations

Research institution or university62%
Private company or corporation19%
Other academic3%

2019 Joint Program Numbers

Joint Program Applicants301
Offers of Admission  57
Entering Students  37
Students in Program133
9/2018-6/2019 Degrees Granted  21