Applying to MIT-SCALE Graduate Programs

Read 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 apply.mit.edu system to apply to master's programs at CTL, LCL, MISI, NSCIIC, and/or ZLC, or the GCLOG certificate program. Use the links below to the correct instructions and form for the program(s).
  • The residential and blended master's program 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.
  • Are you looking for online SCx and MicroMasters 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 2024

Residential programs:

Application round deadlines are:

  • October 31, 2022
  • January 31, 2023
  • March 31, 2023

 

Blended programs:

  • December 20, 2022
  • June 20, 2023

Application Requirements at a Glance

10-Month Master's (CTL, LCL, MISI, ZLC, NISCI MSc)
and NISCI 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 (apply.mit.edu 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: October 31
Round II: January 31
Round IIIA: March 31
 


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 MicroMasters Program Credential holders.

  • Online Application (apply.mit.edu residential 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:

December 20
June 20

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