Apply to CME

Your Department and CME

The Cambridge-MIT Exchange is a junior-year study abroad program open to students in 14 MIT departments.  Check the list below to find out if your department works with CME.

You should meet as early as possible with the CME faculty and administrative coordinators in your major (or intended major) to discuss how to plan for CME and to understand specific departmental eligibility requirements.

Faculty and Administrative Coordinators:

Department

Names

Aeronautics and Astronautics (16)

Prof. Steven Barrett

Ms. Marie Stuppard

Biology (7)

Dr. Janice Chang

Brain & Cognitive Science (9)

Prof. Laura Schulz

Ms. Susan Lanza

Chemical Engineering (10)

Dr. Barry Johnston

Ms. Suzanne Maguire

Chemistry (5)

Prof. Rick Danheiser

Dr. Jennifer Weisman

Civil & Environmental Engineering (1)

Prof. Eduardo Kausel

Ms. Stephanie Bright

Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (12)

Prof. Samuel Bowring

Dr. Vicki McKenna

Economics (14)

Dr. Sara Ellison

Mr. Gary King

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (6)

Prof. Tayo Akinwande- Engineering

Prof. Albert Meyer- Computer Lab

Ms. Anne Hunter

History (21H)

Prof. Eric Goldberg

Mr. Charles Munger

Materials Science and Engineering (3)

Prof. Linn Hobbs

Ms. Angelita Mireles

Mathematics (18)

Prof. John Bush

Ms. Debbie Bower

Mechanical Engineering (2)

Prof. Gareth McKinley

Ms. Brandy Baker

Physics (8)

Prof. Tom Greytak

Ms. Catherine Modica

 

Starting the Application Process

Start planning for CME as early as your freshman year. To learn more from people who have done the exchange, you can attend a CME information session.  Then you should meet with the faculty and administrative coordinators in your major to plan.      

In the fall semester of your sophomore year, attend a CME departmental information session that focuses on academic requirements and course options at Cambridge.

Once you have met with your departmental coordinators, plan to meet with the director of the program.

At the end of the fall semester of your sophomore year, you can begin applying to CME through MIT-Horizons. Complete your application online and have a faculty member or advisor write you a letter of reference.

In certain departments, a personal interview is also required; be sure to ask the CME faculty coordinator about this. 

Application Deadline

January 15

Selection 

Selection for the exchange is based on the progress you have made in your major, your statement of purpose, your letter of reference, and the department's recommendation. We want to make sure that CME and the learning environment at Cambridge are a good fit for you. There is no set number of students admitted by each department.