Published each August, the MIT Bulletin, also known as the Course Catalog, provides a comprehensive description of the Institute’s academic programs and policies.
Academic policies and information about programs of study are current as of August 1, 2016. Subject and faculty information is updated throughout the year as information is received. Subject descriptions and schedules by term are available on the Registrar’s Office website.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology reserves the right to change the course information, regulations, and policies published in the MIT Bulletin.
Get a copy
Any page of the MIT Bulletin website can be downloaded as a fully formatted PDF. In addition, the full 2016–2017 and recent Course Catalogs and Subject Descriptions are available from the website. Copies of the MIT Bulletin from 2005 and earlier are available in the Institute Archives.
Physical Copy of Current Course Catalog (not including Subject Descriptions)
- Students can pick up a copy at the Student Services Center, Room 11-120.
- Faculty and staff can get a copy in their Distributed Mail Center (DMC). Contact Reference Publications if you do not have a DMC or if your DMC has run out of copies.
- Visitors and people beyond the MIT campus can purchase a copy from the MIT Press Bookstore, 301 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139.
MIT offers a limited selection of subjects for matriculated MIT students during the summer session. The MIT Summer Session Catalog, available in April, provides course descriptions and schedules, as well as information about registration, tuition, and housing for the Summer Session.