How to Apply to BCS Programs
Interested in a major within the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences? Find out more about:
and then contact the MIT Admissions Office for more on how to apply for admission as an MIT undergraduate. Students in the Computation and Cognition major are also eligible for the Course 6-9 Master of Engineering program.
BCS is home to the Research Scholars Program, a two-year funded non-degree post-baccalaureate program for outstanding recent college graduates from underrepresented minority groups, first-generation college students, individual students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged backgrounds, or veterans. More information can be found on the Post-Baccalaureate Research Scholars page.
Prospective Graduate Students
Students interested in graduate study in the department should apply for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences PhD Program.
Students admitted to the BCS doctoral program also have access to more specialized studies in the Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (MCN) Program and the BCS Program in Computationally-Enabled Integrative Neuroscience (CEIN)
Candidates interested in postdoctoral research at BCS should contact the appropriate faculty member directly or search for available positions via the MIT Careers site. Visit the BCS Postdocs section for information on stipends and teaching opportunities.
International candidates should contact the BCS Human Resources Officer, Kim DeMayo, for information on immigration and visas.
Administrative Staff and Employees
BCS posts all job openings on the MIT Careers website, where you can search for openings by department.