Applying to MIT-SCALE Graduate Programs

Read through this section carefully to determine which application requirements, dates, and forms are relevant to you! 

  • All candidates must apply online.
  • You will use MIT's GradApply system to apply to master's programs at CTL, LCL, MISI, NSCIIC, and/or ZLC, or to the GCLOG certificate program. Use the links below to go to the correct instructions and form for the program(s).
  • The residential and blended master's programs have separate application forms and the application requirements vary.
  • You may apply to multiple MIT SCALE master's programs with a single application form (but note there is one form for blended programs, another for residential) and a single fee. 
  • Registration for Executive Education and short courses is done directly on the centers' sites. Start on the SCALE Exec Ed page and navigate to your center of interest.
  • Looking for online SCx and MicroMaster's courses? Start here

Ready to go?

To apply to SCALE’s highly competitive degree programs, you must submit more than just an application form. See below for the supplemental documents you will need, and links to more detailed admission info for the program(s) you wish to apply to.

Application Deadlines – Class of 2021

Updated June 8, 2020

Residential programs:

  • ZLC, MISI, LCL, and NISCI are accepting applications on a rolling basis. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible, especially if you will need to obtain a student visa to attend the program of your choice. There is no set deadline for rolling admissions, but the following dates, offered by ZLC, can be used as a general guideline for all centers:
    • June 1: Cut-off date for international students in need of a visa to attend
    • July 15: Cut-off date for students who will not need a visa to attend


Blended programs:

  • The round 3 application deadline was May 1 for blended programs at MIT and ZLC, and MISI's accelerated program

Application Requirements at a Glance

10-Month Master's (CTL, LCL, MISI, ZLC)
and NSCIIC MBA Programs

Eligibility: Applicants must have at least 2 years' work experience (3-8 years is ideal) and strong quantitative skills, including some college-level calculus, linear algebra, and probability/statistics.   

  • Online Application (GradApply residential application form)
  • Resumé or CV
  • Transcripts
  • SC0x or GMAT/GRE*
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Recommendations (2)
  • Video Statement
  • IELTS/TOEFL (required of applicants from non-English-speaking nations)

*Required for applicants to the MIT SCM residential program. See application instructions for more info.

Residential application deadlines:

Round I: November 15
Round II: January 15
Round IIIA: March 15

ZLC, MISI, LCL, and NISCI accept applications on a rolling basis after the published deadlines have passed. 

Go to master's programs application instructions

Blended & Accelerated Master's (CTL, ZLC, MISI)

Eligibility: Applicants must be MicroMaster's Credential holders.

  • Online Application (GradApply blended application form)
  • Resumé or CV
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Objectives
  • Recommendations (2)
  • Video Statement
  • Proposed Research Project
  • IELTS/TOEFL (required of applicants from non-English-speaking nations)

Blended application deadlines:

January 15
June 21

Go to master's programs application instructions

GCLOG Graduate Certificate Program

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a master's program in a relevant area at a reputable university in Latin America. See additional info on eligibility.

Application Deadlines:

Round I: November
Round II: February 
Round III: April

Go to GCLOG application instructions