Master of Architecture (MArch) Thesis

Deadlines

Fall Term 2022 Theses Deadlines (February 2023 degree candidates)

Friday, February 4, 2022: Registration Day (Penultimate Term)

  • Deadline for Dual Degree students to submit Dual Degree petition to institute.
    • E/signed OGE Petition due to arch@mit.edu
      • All signatures must be on a single form
      • Attachments must include dual degree coursework plan and indication of co-thesis advisor in secondary department (some dual degrees require additional paperwork)

Friday, September 9, 2022

  • Registration: 4.THG, 24 units
  • Degree list: Put yourself on the February degree list by applying for a degree
  • 8:59am Thesis Proposal Form due to arch@mit.edu
    • All signatures must be on a single form
    • Joint Thesis writers must also submit an OGE Petition to arch@mit.edu, including a statement of contribution from each writer (see Joint Thesis for details)

Friday, September 16, 2022: Rescheduled Proposal Review

Sunday, October 9, 2022: Critic Requests due to Thesis Coordinator

Wednesday October 12, 2022 – See email for deadline

Saturday, October 22, 2022: International Students Only

  • Earliest date to begin OPT authorization process

Monday, October 24, 2022: Midterm Review

Friday, November 4, 2022: Thesis need requests due to Thesis Coordinator
  • Available materials:
    • 3 iPads without tripods (STOA)
    • 4 TV screens on wheels (Architecture)
    • TV Wall in Silverman Room (Media Lab)
    • 1 Projector in Lecture Hall (Media Lab)
    • 4 projectors in the Multi-Purpose Room (2 each on 2 walls adjacent to each other) (Media Lab)
    • Banquet tables (Media Lab)
  • Notes on space:  We are unable to pinup anywhere except on the pinup boards specifically rented for the event and nothing may be placed on the glass floor in the Winter Garden: Media Lab Space Restrictions . We work to accommodate accessibility principles (no less than 36” between doorways or around presentations to allow for access, etc.): ADA compliance.

Friday, November 11, 2022 (evening): Website Materials due to Dropbox

  • Please note that we don’t expect what you put in the folder to be finalized; we will collect final content towards the end of the semester
  • Due 11/11:
    • 1. A text document (Word, Pages, txt, or rtf), including Thesis Title (exact formatting), Name(s) as you would like it/them displayed on the thesis website (i.e. Jim or James), Committee (advisor and readers indicated), Thesis statement (200-500 words)
    • 2. Media 5 - 10 images (JPEG or PNG), each file as compressed as possible, Thesis PNG ‘icon' or ‘logo' (i.e. a ‘cut out’ image without a background, maximum dimension 250px for main page), Audio recording (MP3) of you reading your thesis statement

Monday, November 14, 2022: Penultimate Review

Monday, November 28, 2022

Friday, December 9 – Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 11:59am

  • Review pamphlet proof (note shifted date) This for typos only: this will not be a time to switch images or content.

Friday, December 16, 2022

  • Last date to change thesis title via WebSIS
  • You must return to the online site of your application and add or make a change to your thesis title by this deadline. The title on your final thesis must be an exact match of the one you submit on your Application for Degree. If you add your title after this date, you will be charged a late fee.

Thursday, December 22, 2022: Final Review

Friday, January 6, 2023: 8:59am department thesis deadline via thesis portal

  • Note: Your final thesis book must be reviewed and approved by thesis advisor(s) before submission to the department portal.
  • If you are having difficulty when logged into Office 365 or Sharepoint under a different log in, try clearing your cache on your browser so that you can log in to the form with your MIT Kerberos account.
  • This is for the purpose of making certain the document is in compliance with MIT archive requirements. You will be contacted quickly via the portal if adjustments are needed. Please do not email separately.

Friday, January 20, 2023

  • All theses must be cleared by each department (multiple departments for dual degres) and submitted to the Institute

Formatting, Specifications & Thesis Submission

Important: Consult the Formatting, Specifications and Thesis Submission information page.


Spring Term 2023 Theses Deadlines (May 2023 degree candidates)

Friday, September 9, 2022: Registration Day (Penultimate Term)

  • Deadline for Dual Degree students to submit Dual Degree petition to institute.
    • E/signed OGE Petition due to arch@mit.edu
      • All signatures must be on a single form
      • Attachments must include dual degree coursework plan and indication of co-thesis advisor in secondary department (some dual degrees require additional paperwork)

Wednesday, November 23, 2022: Drop Date (Penultimate Term)

  • Deadline to Submit Thesis Committee Members
    • Email arch@mit.edu with names and email addresses of Thesis Committee members
      • You and your committee will then be sent a DocuSign version of the Thesis Proposal Form to fill in and collect esignatures
      • Each DocuSign form must be generated separately and cannot be created until all email addresses are collected

Friday, December 16, 2022: End of Reading Period (Penultimate Term)

  • 8:59am Thesis Proposal Form due via DocuSign
    • All signatures must be on a single form
    • Joint Thesis writers must also submit an OGE Petition to arch@mit.edu, including a statement of contribution from each writer (see Joint Thesis)

Thursday, December 1, 2022 – Monday, January 9, 2023

  • PreRegistration: 4.THG, 24 units

Friday, February 10, 2023

  • Registration deadline. Note: you will be unable to register until your completed Thesis Proposal Form has been received with all esignatures.
  • Degree list: Put yourself on the May degree list by applying for a degree

Saturday, February 11, 2023: International Students Only

  • Earliest date to begin OPT authorization process

February 13 – 17, 2023: Proposal Review – TBA date

Friday, March 10, 2023: Add Date

  • Critic Requests due via GoogleForm by 8:59am

March 20 – 24, 2023: Midterm Review – TBA date

Friday, April 14, 2023

  • Last date to change thesis title via WebSIS
  • You must return to the online site of your application and add or make a change to your thesis title by this deadline. The title on your final thesis must be an exact match of the one you submit on your Application for Degree. If you add your title after this date, you will be charged a late fee.

April 17 – 21, 2023: Penultimate ReviewTBA date

Tuesday, April 25, 2023: Drop Date

  • Thesis need requests due via GoogleForm by 8:59am
  • Submit digital information and images about your thesis for the Final Review Pamphlet via GoogleForm by 8:59am

Friday, April 28 – Monday, May 1, 2023

  • Review pamphlet proof. This for typos only: this will not be a time to switch images or content.

Monday, May 1, 2023: 8:59am department thesis deadline via thesis portal

  • Note: Your final thesis book must be reviewed and approved by thesis advisor(s) before submission to the department portal.
  • If you are having difficulty when logged into Office 365 or Sharepoint under a different log in, try clearing your cache on your browser so that you can log in to the form with your MIT Kerberos account.
  • This is for the purpose of making certain the document is in compliance with MIT archive requirements. You will be contacted quickly via the portal if adjustments are needed. Please do not email separately.

Friday, May 12, 2023

  • All theses must be cleared by each department (multiple departments for dual degres) and submitted to the Institute

May 17 or 18, 2023: Final Review TBA date


Formatting, Specifications & Thesis Submission

Important: Consult the Formatting, Specifications and Thesis Submission information page.


MArch Thesis Contacts