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Nuclear Science and Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

12 months
53450 USD/year
53450 USD/year
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The Nuclear Science and Engineering program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a dual degree program with curriculum that combines the requirements a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Sloan School of Management and a Master of Science (SM) from the School of Engineering in one of eight disciplines.

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Faculty and students in MIT’s Nuclear Science and Engineering department (NSE) advance the frontiers of nuclear science and engineering and develop applications of nuclear technology for the benefit of society and the environment.

Research Areas

The Nuclear Science and Engineering program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is organized into six research areas that students can pursue:

  • Fission
  • Fusion
  • Nuclear Security
  • Radiation Sources, Detection & Measurement
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Materials in Extreme Environments

Programme Structure

LGO students completing the MS in Nuclear Science and Engineering are expected to take:

The required courses in the LGO Summer Core

Two modules in NSE

Two specialization courses in NSE

Recommended Fields of Specializations:

  • Nuclear Reactor Engineering
  • Nuclear Reactor Physics
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Fusion
  • Nuclear Science and Technology
  • Nuclear Security and Policy

One additional engineering course as approved by department

An LGO internship incorporating Nuclear Science and Engineering with management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A previous STEM degree with a strong academic record
  • Strong analytical skills and a significant amount of physics
  • A background in nuclear science is not needed to apply. Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Mathematics are common undergraduate majors for applicants.

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    53450 USD/year
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Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
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