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MIT electrical engineering PhD program

crazyforeecrazyforee Registered User Posts: 263 Junior Member
edited March 2005 in Graduate School
what are the general stuff i needa have in order to get into MIT electrical engineering phd program? i know stuff like a 4.0 unweighted college gpa, high GRE score, but what else? any work experience that're more useful than others? does college extracurricular matter at all? having a recommendation from a professor who graduated there? any opinoin is appreciated
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Replies to: MIT electrical engineering PhD program

  • im_blueim_blue Registered User Posts: 2,142 Senior Member
    Work experience and college extracurriculars don't matter for grad school (except in cases where it's related to research such as a solar car project). Research experience (and publications if possible), recommendations from well-known faculty, and a competitive undergrad institution are all important to get into top graduate programs. For example, most of the grad students that I know at Stanford EE are from the top 5-10 undergrad EE programs.
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