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Career Handbook

Here it is: your starter guide for developing the knowledge and skills you’ll need throughout your career. Compiled by our expert staff, here’s what this handbook covers:

Overview of the career development process
Tips for identifying your skills, interests and …

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Bias-Free Letters of Recommendation

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Doctoral Programs

Prepare for Doctoral Programs

Pursuing a PhD is a big endeavor. Most programs take over five years to complete and the academic route frequently requires additional years of postdoctoral research before acquiring an assistant professorship. If you are interested in …

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Master’s Programs

Types of Master’s Programs

There are over 100 different types of master’s degrees, but an easier way to think about master’s degrees is research or professional. A research master’s is one or two years, typically involves a research project, and …

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Graduate School Application Materials

Academic Transcript

Current students and alumni can request electronic or paper copies of transcripts through the MIT Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office has detailed instructions on requesting transcripts for current students and alumni.

Letters of Recommendation

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Featured Resources


iGrad Financial Literacy

As part of a larger Office of Graduate Education initiative supporting graduate student financial wellness, iGrad is a comprehensive platform …

MIT’s Legal Studies Concentration

The Legal Studies Concentration introduces students to the academic field of legal studies. Scholars in legal studies draw on disciplines …

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to law school. Now, how do you decide where to attend?

Consider the factors most important …

“There is so much misinformation out there about law school admissions. It is sometimes shocking what my students tell me …

Taproot Foundation

Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with passionate business professionals who share their expertise pro …