Graduate Studies at the MIT Media Lab

Interested in Creative, Cutting-Edge, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies?

If you are thinking about going to graduate school, passionate about helping people, and interested in shaping the future of technology, consider applying to the MIT Media Lab. The Media Lab has one of the best graduate programs in the US, one that offers unique opportunities to do creative, cutting-edge, and radically interdisciplinary research. It is one of the few places in the world where leading scientists, designers, and scholars — in fields as diverse as robotics, art, neuroscience, and education — work together to revolutionize how humans experience, and can be aided by, technology.

Students come to the Media Lab through the Program in Media Arts and Sciences, and all students receive full financial support (tuition, medical insurance, and a stipend). Each year, the program accepts approximately 35 new graduate students. Student backgrounds range from computer science to psychology, music to graphic design, architecture to mechanical engineering, to name a few.

Each graduate student works in one of the Media Lab’s 27 research groups under the guidance of a primary research advisor (see When you apply, you should specify up to 3 possible advisors whose research interests resonate with your own. To find out more about a particular research group, check out the group’s website.

For more information, see If you have questions, or would like to arrange a visit to the Media Lab, please send a message to admissions09 [at] Also feel free to email me with questions or if you are specifically interested in applying to my group.

Leah Buechley
Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences (starting January 2009)
Director, High-Low Tech Group
MIT Media Lab